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The Chinese word xiangyao - 想要 - xiăngyào
(to want to in Chinese)

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English translations

to want to,
to feel like

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( xiangyao / xiăngyào ) with pronunciation (English translation: to want to )

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想要 ( xiangyao / xiăngyào ) is composed of these characters: (xiang) , (yao)
The traditional Chinese characters of xiăngyào are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 想要 ( xiangyao / xiăngyào ) Writing in Pinyin
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Zheli de ren yong shaozi he chazi.
Zhèlĭ de rén yòng sháozi hé chāzi.

 – English translation: People here use spoons and forks.

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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to think  |  to wish
More words that mean to want to in Chinese
xiăng ( 想 )

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