yǎo to bite; to nip

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30, jiāo to hand over; to deliver; to turn over ]
Made with 9 strokes.
The mouth radical gives a hint to 'biting', 'jiao' is the rough phonetic as well as suggesting 'hand over' of information

Related characters

Also uses kǒu component: (supposition or suggestion) chàng (to sing) chāo (to exceed) chī (to eat) chuán (boat) fēi (coffee) (rich) (good fortune) gào (to tell) (each) gōng (palace) gǒu (dog) (ancient) hāi (sound of sighing) hào (name) (together) (to close) (drink) hēng (prosperous) hòu (behind) huí (to circle) huò (maybe) (lucky) jiào (called) jīng (capital) jiù (fault) (sentence) (office) jūn (monarch) (coffee) (can) lìng (other) (?) mìng (life) míng (name) míng (to call (birds)) ne (and you?) (hops) pǐn (article) (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) shǐ (history) suī (although) tái (typhoon) táng (Tang) tīng (to listen) tóng (same) wèn (ask) (to be fond of) xiōng (elder brother) yòu (right) (language) yuán (person) yuē (to speak) zhān (to observe) zhī (one) zhī (to know) zhōu (circuit) (foot)
Also uses jiāo component: jiào (comparatively) jiǎo (dumpling) jiāo (suburbs) jiāo (to glue) xiào (school) xiào (effect)

Different tone

yāo (youngest) yào (want) yào (medicine)

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