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English Definitionimportant; urgent
Simplified Script要紧
Traditional Script要緊
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄠˋ ㄐㄧㄣˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jiu3gan2
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
yàoimportant; vital; to want; to ask for; will; going to (as future auxiliary); may; must; (used in a comparison) must be; probably; if
jǐntight; strict; close at hand; near; urgent; tense; hard up; short of money; to tighten

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
要不yàobùotherwise; or else; how about...?; either... (or...)
要好yàohǎoto be on good terms; to be close friends; striving for self-improvement
要点yàodiǎnmain point; essential
要不然yàobù ránotherwise; or else; or
要命yàomìngto cause somebody's death; very; extremely; frightening; annoying
Words With Same Tail Word    
抓紧zhuājǐnto grasp firmly; to pay special attention to; to rush in; to make the most of
赶紧gǎnjǐnhurriedly; without delay
不要紧bùyào jǐnunimportant; not serious; it doesn't matter; never mind; it looks all right, but
加紧jiājǐnto intensify; to speed up; to step up
紧紧jǐnjǐnclosely; tightly
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