(yāo)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. waist
  2. lower back
  3. pocket

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • yāo > yao1

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
白腰滨鹬 bái yāo bīn yù (bird species of China) white-rumped sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)
白腰草鹬 bái yāo cǎo yù (bird species of China) green sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)
白腰叉尾海燕 bái yāo chā wěi hǎi yàn (bird species of China) Leach's storm petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa)
白腰鹊鸲 bái yāo què qú (bird species of China) white-rumped shama (Copsychus malabaricus)
白腰杓鹬 bái yāo sháo yù (bird species of China) Eurasian curlew (Numenius arquata)
白腰文鸟 bái yāo wén niǎo (bird species of China) white-rumped munia (Lonchura striata)
白腰雪雀 bái yāo xuě què (bird species of China) white-rumped snowfinch (Onychostruthus taczanowskii)
白腰燕鸥 bái yāo yàn ōu (bird species of China) Aleutian tern (Onychoprion aleuticus)
白腰朱顶雀 bái yāo zhū dǐng què (bird species of China) common redpoll (Acanthis flammea)
半腰 bàn yāo middle/halfway
斑腰燕 bān yāo yàn (bird species of China) striated swallow (Cecropis striolata)
半中腰 bàn zhōng yāo middle/halfway
膀大腰圆 bǎng dà yāo yuán tall and strong/burly/beefy
叉腰 chā yāo to put one's hands on one's hips/also written 插腰[chā yāo]
插腰 chā yāo to put one's hands on one's hips
撑腰 chēng yāo to support/to brace
搭腰 dā yāo harness pad (on draft animal)
淡黄腰柳莺 dàn huáng yāo liǔ yīng (bird species of China) lemon-rumped warbler (Phylloscopus chloronotus)
等腰三角形 děng yāo sān jiǎo xíng isosceles triangle
点头哈腰 diǎn tóu hā yāo to nod one's head and bow (idiom)/bowing and scraping/unctuous fawning
弓腰 gōng yāo to bow/to bend at the waist
哈腰 hā yāo to bend
黑腰滨鹬 hēi yāo bīn yù (bird species of China) Baird's sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)
红腰朱雀 hóng yāo zhū què (bird species of China) red-mantled rosefinch (Carpodacus rhodochlamys)
后腰 hòu yāo lower back/(sports) defensive midfielder
虎背熊腰 hǔ bèi xióng yāo back of a tiger and waist of a bear/tough and stocky build
黄腰柳莺 huáng yāo liǔ yīng (bird species of China) Pallas's leaf warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus)
黄腰太阳鸟 huáng yāo tài yáng niǎo (bird species of China) crimson sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)
黄腰响蜜䴕 huáng yāo xiǎng mì liè (bird species of China) yellow-rumped honeyguide (Indicator xanthonotus)
金腰燕 jīn yāo yàn (bird species of China) red-rumped swallow (Cecropis daurica)
靠腰 kào yāo (lit.) to cry from hunger (from Taiwanese 哭枵, Tai-lo pr. [khàu-iau])/(slang) (Tw) to whine/shut the hell up!/fuck!/damn!
裤腰 kù yāo waist of trousers/waistband
裤腰带 kù yāo dài waistband
拦腰 lán yāo (hitting) squarely in the middle/(slicing) across the middle/to hold by the waist
懒腰 lǎn yāo a stretch (of one's body)
蓝腰短尾鹦鹉 lán yāo duǎn wěi yīng wǔ (bird species of China) blue-rumped parrot (Psittinus cyanurus)
蚂蚁腰 mǎ yǐ yāo (coll.) tiny waist
猫腰 máo yāo to bend over
毛腰 máo yāo (dialect) to bend over
扭腰 niǔ yāo to sway one's hips/to twist one's waist
山腰 shān yāo halfway up a mountain/lit. waist of mountain
伸懒腰 shēn lǎn yāo to stretch oneself (on waking or when tired etc)
书腰 shū yāo (Tw) (publishing) belly band (paper sash around a book, outside the dust jacket)
束腰 shù yāo girdle
水蛇腰 shuǐ shé yāo slender and supple waist/lithe body/feminine pose
掏腰包 tāo yāo bāo to dip into one's pocket/to pay out of pocket/to foot the bill
挺腰 tǐng yāo to straighten one's back/to arch one's back
弯腰 wān yāo to stoop
弯腰驼背 wān yāo tuó bèi slouch/stoop/poor posture
细腰 xì yāo slender waist/fig. pretty woman/mortise and tenon joint on a coffin
下腰 xià yāo (gymnastics) to do a bridge/to do a crab
纤腰 xiān yāo slender waistline
小白腰雨燕 xiǎo bái yāo yǔ yàn (bird species of China) house swift (Apus nipalensis)
熊腰虎背 xióng yāo hǔ bèi waist of a bear and back of a tiger/tough and stocky build
腰板 yāo bǎn waist and back/fig. upright and still healthy
腰包 yāo bāo waist purse (old)/(fig.) purse/pocket/waist pack/fanny pack/bum bag
腰部 yāo bù waist/small of the back
腰缠万贯 yāo chán wàn guàn lit. ten thousand strings of cash in money belt (idiom)/carrying lots of money/extremely wealthy/loaded
腰带 yāo dài belt
腰封 yāo fēng wide belt/sash/(packaging) paper sash around a book or other product
腰杆子 yāo gǎn zi waist/small of the back/(fig.) backing
腰骨 yāo gǔ lumbar vertebrae
腰鼓 yāo gǔ waist drum/waist-drum dance (Han ethnic group folk dance)
腰果 yāo guǒ cashew nuts
腰果鸡丁 yāo guǒ jī dīng chicken with cashew nuts
腰际 yāo jì waist/hips
腰间 yāo jiān waist
腰金衣紫 yāo jīn yī zǐ golden seal at the waist, purple gown (idiom)/in official position
腰胯 yāo kuà hips/waist
腰肉 yāo ròu loin
腰围 yāo wéi waist measurement/girth
腰窝 yāo wō dimples of Venus/back dimples
腰斩 yāo zhǎn to chop sb in half at the waist (capital punishment)/to cut sth in half/to reduce sth by a dramatic margin/to terminate/to cut short
腰肢 yāo zhī waist
腰椎 yāo zhuī lumbar vertebra (lower backbone)
腰椎间盘 yāo zhuī jiān pán intervertebral disk
腰椎间盘突出 yāo zhuī jiān pán tū chū slipped disk/vertebral herniation/prolapsed disk
腰椎间盘突出症 yāo zhuī jiān pán tū chū zhèng herniated lumbar disk
腰子 yāo zi kidney
站着说话不腰疼 zhàn zhe shuō huà bù yāo téng it's all very well to talk, but getting things done is another matter (idiom)/to be an armchair expert/to blabber on
仗腰 zhàng yāo to back sb up/to support (from the rear)
折腰 zhé yāo to bend at the waist/to bow/(fig.) to bow to/to submit
转腰子 zhuàn yāo zi (coll.) to pace around nervously/to speak indirectly/to beat about the bush
自掏腰包 zì tāo yāo bāo to pay out of one's own pocket/to dig into one's pocket

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