In this video, we are going to learn this character 要.
The basic meaning of 要 is to want or need. Just like in English, we say,” I want something”, we can say, “ 我要something”
wǒ yào chá. I want tea.
wǒ yào niú pái . I want steak.
wǒ yào chǎo fàn . I want fried rice.
This sentence structure is very useful when you want to buy something or order food when you are eating out.
In English, we also say, “ I want to do something.” Similarly, we can say ,” 我要do something.”
wǒ yào kàn diàn yǐng . I want to see a movie.
wǒ yào mǎi shū . I want to buy some books.
wǒ yào xué zhōng wén . I want to learn Chinese.
Let’s wrap it up. Two main sentence patterns:
我要 to do something.