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yāo

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yāo Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
yāo | yao1
English translation
waist
lower back
pocket
middle
loins
waist, lower back; middle; pocket

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Number of strokes

13

Traditional form

yāo

Contains the radical

Part of speech

Noun / 名词 míng cí Míngcí

Learning hint

flesh

Etymology of yāo

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

⺼要

Semantic compound

Phonetic compound

yāo

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and yāo represents the sound.
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Example sentences using yāo

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" Niú yāo ròu 2 Máo 5 fēn 1 bàng . ”

' sirloin steak is twenty - two cents. "

jiào de shì Hēi jiāo 牛腰 ròu , yāo fàng 红椒.

I order black pepper sirloin without any paprika.

这个 zhè ge xiǎo 男孩 nán hái cháng Gāo le , 现在 xiànzài dào de yāo !

The little boy has grown; he comes up to my waist now!

得不 shǎng 腰带 yāo dài 才能 cái néng 使 shǐ 裤子 kùzi 不掉下来 xià lai .

He has to wear a belt to make his trousers stay up.

yāo 腰带 yāo dài , jiù 用不着 yòng bu zháo 吊带 diào dài le .

You don't need braces if you're wearing a belt!

Words with yāo

Explore 24 words and sayings that include the Chinese character yāo in their composition.

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
yāo waist yāo
腰带 yāo dài belt腰帶
腰部 yāo bù waist腰部 yāo bù
弯腰 wān yāo to stoop彎腰
腰包 yāo bāo pocket腰包 yāo bāo
腰椎 yāo zhuī lumbar vertebra (lower backbone)腰椎 yāo zhuī
腰围 yāo wéi girth腰圍
后腰 hòu yāo lower back後腰
掏腰包 tāo yāo bāo to dip into one's pocket掏腰包 tāo yāo bāo
撑腰 chēng yāo to support撐腰
山腰 shān yāo halfway up a mountain山腰 shān yāo
腰果 yāo guǒ cashew nuts腰果 yāo guǒ
懒腰 lǎn yāo a stretch (of one's body)懶腰
腰缠万贯 yāo chán wàn guàn loaded腰纏萬貫
拦腰 lán yāo to hold by the waist攔腰
裤腰带 kù yāo dài waistband褲腰帶
腰板 yāo bǎn waist and back腰板 yāo bǎn
腰子 yāo zi kidney腰子 yāo zi
折腰 zhé yāo to bow折腰 zhé yāo
腰肢 yāo zhī waist腰肢 yāo zhī
腰鼓 yāo gǔ waist drum腰鼓 yāo gǔ
叉腰 chā yāo also written 插腰 chā yāo [chā​yāo]叉腰 chā yāo
细腰 xì yāo slender waist細腰
伸懒腰 shēn lǎn yāo to stretch oneself (on waking or when tired etc)伸懶腰

yāo Decomposition & Compounds

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yāo Decomposition

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