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Kanji Detail for 要 - "essential, necessary, important"

  • Meaning

    要 means "essential, necessary, important."

    1. Necessary, Important - To require, to be essential, to be important, to summarize, to simplify, to conclude.

    2. Waist - To wear around the waist, to put around the waist.

    3. Govern, Organize - To organize, to tie together, to conclude.

    4. Request, Desire - To ask for, to wish for.

    5. Ambush, Wait - To ambush, to welcome, to wait.

    6. Bind, Vow - To bind, to swear, to promise, to covenant.

    7. Threaten - To threaten, to coerce.

    8. Certainly, Definitely - Certainly, definitely.

    9. Accounting - Accounting book, ledger, securities, promissory note.

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Sentences including

  • You need not answer the letter.

  • You don't have to work on sundays.

  • He needs to answer the question.

  • You don't have to pay attention to what he says.

  • The company was in want of money.

  • You don't have to hurry.

  • I must put my ideas together before i take up a pen.

  • There's no need to speak so loud.

  • We hardly realize how important it is.

  • My bicycle needs fixing.

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