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English Definitionreason; cause
Simplified Script来由
Traditional Script來由
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄞˊ ㄧㄡˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)loi4jau4
Word Decomposition
láito come; to arrive; to come round; ever since; next
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    
来自láizìto come from (a place); From: (in email header)
来信láixìnincoming letter; send a letter here
来得及láide jíthere's still time; able to do something in time
来源láiyuánsource (of information etc); origin
来宾láibīnguest; visitor; Laibin prefecture level city in Guangxi; Zhuang: Leizbingz
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)
任由rènyóuto let (somebody do something); to allow
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