要是 yào shi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

要是 (yào shi) English Meaning

  • if

Traditional Character:  +

This character forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

This character forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 要是饿,就吃饭。
    Yàoshi è, jiù chīfàn.
    If you’re hungry, have something to eat.
  • 要是我说“不”呢?
    Yàoshi wǒ shuō “bù” ne?
    And what if I say “no?”
  • 要是卖完了,就算了。
    Yàoshi mài wánliǎo, jiùsuànle.
    If it’s sold out, then just forget it.
  • 要是财源不断就好了!
    Yàoshi cáiyuán bùduàn jiù hǎole!
    If only one had an unlimited supply of money!
  • 要是你不喜欢,就别吃。
    Yàoshi nǐ bù xǐhuān, jiù bié chī.
    If you don’t like it, then don’t eat it.
  • 要是我是你,我就会去。
    Yàoshi wǒ shì nǐ, wǒ jiù huì qù.
    I would go if I were you.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

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

  •  (xī): lid
  •  (nǚ): woman

是 (shì): to be; yes

  • (rì): sun
  • (zhèng): just (right); main; upright; straight; correct; positive; greater than zero; principle; to correct; to rectify

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

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 是

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

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