// TO WANT (something, somebody) /  <yào>       

// WHAT / 什么 <shénme>        

 

你要什么?      

<Nǐ yào shénme?>  

You to want what? 

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

 

我要      

<Wǒ yào chá.>

I WANT TEA.

 

你要什么茶?      

<Nǐ yào shénme chá?>  

You want what tea? 

WHAT TEA DO YOU WANT?

 

我要绿茶。      

<Wǒ yào lǜchá.>  

I WANT GREEN TEA.

 

Translate: I DON’T WANT GREEN TEA, I WANT YOU!

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//  <yào> usually INDICATES a FUTURE TENSE, if followed by a verb

// to DRINK /  <hē>        

 

你要喝什么?      

<Nǐ yào hē shénme?>  

You yao to drink what? 

WHAT WILL YOU DRINK?

 

要喝茶。      

<Wǒ yào hē chá.>  

yao to drink a tea.

I WILL HAVE A TEA.

 

我要喝果汁      

<Wǒ yào hē guǒzhī.>  

I WILL HAVE A JUICE.

 

我要喝啤酒      

<Wǒ yào hē píjiǔ.>  

I WILL HAVE A BEER.

Part of Lesson 1.2