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main, in chief,
chief, major, for the most part, principal
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主要 ( zhuyao / zhŭyào ) is composed of these characters:
The traditional Chinese characters of zhŭyào are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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primary | essential
主要 ( zhuyao / zhŭyào ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 287)
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Version 5.29 / Last updated: 2020-09-10