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English Definitionto let (somebody do something); to allow
Simplified Script任由
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄖㄣˋ ㄧㄡˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jam6jau4
Part of Speech(副) adverb
Word Decomposition
rènto assign; to appoint; to take up a post; office; responsibility; to let; to allow; to give free rein to; no matter (how, what etc); measure word for the number of terms served in office, post, or rank; (Chinese surname)
yóuto follow; from; it is; reason; cause; because of; due to; to; to leave it (to somebody); by (introduces passive verb)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
任何rènhéany; whatever; whichever; whatsoever
任务rènwumission; assignment; task; duty; role
任性rènxìngwillful; headstrong; unruly
任意rènyìarbitrary; at will; at random
任命rènmìngto appoint and nominate; (job) appointment
Words With Same Tail Word    
自由zìyóufreedom; free; liberty
理由lǐyóureason; grounds; justification
不由bùyóucan't help (doing something)
事由shìyóumain content; matter; work; origin of an incident; cause; purpose; subject (of business letter)
来由láiyóureason; cause
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