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需要 xū yào: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

需要 (xū yào) English Meaning

  • to need
  • to want
  • to demand
  • needs
  • to require

Traditional Characters: 需要

需 forms words in:

要 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 我需要你。
    Wǒ xūyào nǐ.
    I need you.
  • 我尽快需要。
    Wǒ jǐnkuài xūyào.
    I need it as quickly as possible.
  • 你需要车吗?
    Nǐ xūyào chē ma?
    Do you need a car?
  • 她需要帮助。
    Tā xūyào bāngzhù.
    She is in need of help.
  • 我们需要火。
    Wǒmen xūyào huǒ.
    We need fire.
  • 你需要吃早饭。
    Nǐ xūyào chī zǎofàn.
    You need to have breakfast.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

需 (xū): to require; to need; to want; necessity; need

  • 雨 (yǔ): rain
  • 而 (ér): and; as well as; and so; but (not); yet (not); (indicates causal relation); (indicates change of state); (indicates contrast)

要 (yào): to demand; to request; to coerce

  •  (xī): lid
  •  (nǚ): woman

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 需

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 要

HSK 2 Word List

  • 要(yào):  to want; will; going to (as future auxiliary); important; vital; may; must

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

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