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要不 yàobù

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要不 yàobù Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 4 English Translations of the word 要不 yàobù .

Pīnyīn Pronunciation
yàobù | yao4 bu4
English translation
otherwise
or else
how about...?
either... (or...)

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Traditional form

要不 yàobù

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí
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Etymology of 要不 yàobù

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yāo

Type

ideographic

Explanation

Pictograph of two hands grabbing a woman's waist. The current meaning "want" is a phonetic loan. The original meaning "waist" is now written as yāo .

Positional decomposition

覀女

Number of Strokes

9

Type

ideographic

Explanation

Pictograph of sepals of a flower. The meaning "no" is a phonetic loan.

Positional decomposition

Number of Strokes

4

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Example sentences using 要不 yàobù

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zǒu , yāo , lǎo 黑人 hēi rén jiù 抓住 zhuā zhù le !

Come away, or yonder old black man will catch you!

yāo 价格 jiàgé 提得 tài Gāo ,要不 yàobù huì 顾客 gùkè páo de .

Don't put your prices too high or you'll frighten the customers off.

离题 lí tí tài yuǎn le , suǒ yāo jiǎng de 故事 gùshì 主要 zhǔyào shì 关于 guānyú .

I digress. My tale does not primarily concern itself with the hen.

Bié zǒu tài yuǎn ,要不然 yào bù rán huì 迷路 mílù de .

Don't go too far afield or you'll get lost.

所以 suǒyǐ ya , yāo rán jiù lái zhè le .

That's just the point , otherwise I wouldn't come here.

要不 yàobù Decomposition

See the 2 Chinese characters that make up 要不 yàobù and their own compounds.

要不 yàobù Compounds

See all 65 Chinese words that contain the characters that make up the word 要不 yàobù in their composition.

  • yāo
    • yāo , yāo , jiào , yǎo , yāo , fiào , yǎo , , biáo , yǎo , ,
    • fǒu
      • , , , , , ,
      • pēi , pēi , , , , pēi , , , piě , , , , , , , , , ,
    • Huán , huài , bēi , 怀 Huái , Huán , wāi , nāo , béng , , , , piān , pēi , póu , fóu , , , , , biáo , , bēi , , , , , ,
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