Learning : The Difference Between "xiang" And "yao"
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Abstract : You want to able to get what you want when you tell somebody so. Hence it is crucial to understand the different degree of emphasis on “want.”

Hey, wǒde péngyou, jīntiān nǐ hǎo ma? (Hey, my friend, how are you today?) wǒ yǒu yī xīn de xuéshēng (I have a new student). He told me a joke which made me decide to talk about the difference of xiǎng and yào. Want to know why? Check the things below.

yào + noun / verb

要什么 /

want something / to do

xiǎng + noun / pronoun


miss or think of

xiǎng + verb


would like to do something



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