要 …了

In Chinese, “要 (going to, about to)…了” expresses the meaning that an action is about to happen. Adverb “快” or “就” can be added before “要” to indicate that the action is about to happen very soon.

S 快/就 Verb
yào xiàyǔ le.
下雨 了。

It is about to rain.

huǒchē kuài yào kāi le.
火车 了。

The train is about to start off soon.

chūnjié jiù yào dào le.
春节 了。

Spring Festival is coming soon.

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