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药 yào: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

药 (yào) English Meaning

  • medicine
  • drug
  • cure

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (zhǒng)
  • (fù)

Sample Sentences

  • 我吃了药。
    Wǒ chīle yào.
    I took the medicine.
  • 这药有苦味。
    Zhè yào yǒu kǔwèi.
    The medicine has a bitter taste.
  • 这药没有效力。
    Zhè yào méiyǒu xiàolì.
    The drug had no effect.
  • 你有止咳药吗?
    Nǐ yǒu zhǐké yào ma?
    Do you have any cough medicine?
  • 我被迫吃了药。
    Wǒ bèi pò chīle yào.
    I was forced to take medicine.
  • 这个药会帮助你。
    Zhège yào huì bāngzhù nǐ.
    This medicine will help you.

Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 2 yao
  •  (cao): vegetable
  •  (sī): silk
  •  (sháo): spoon; ladle; CL:(bǎ); abbr. for 公勺(gōng sháo), centiliter (unit of volume)
  •  (yuē): (yuē) to make an appointment; to invite; approximately; pact; treaty; to economize; to restrict; to reduce (a fraction); concise; — (yāo) to weigh in a balance or on a scale

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 药

HSK 2 Word List

  • 药(yào):  medicine; drug; cure; CL:  种(zhǒng), 服(fù)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 火药(huǒyào):  gunpowder

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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