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理由
Main
English Definitionreason; grounds; justification
Simplified Script理由
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinlǐyóu
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄧˇ ㄧㄡˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)lei5jau4
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
texture; grain (of wood); inner essence; intrinsic order; reason; logic; truth; science; natural science (esp. physics); to manage; to pay attention to; to run (affairs); to handle; to put in order; to tidy up
yóuto follow; from; it is for...to; reason; cause; because of; due to; to; to leave it (to somebody); by (introduces passive verb)

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Words With Same Head Word    
理论lǐlùntheory; to argue; to take notice of
理解lǐjiěto comprehend; to understand; comprehension; understanding
理想lǐxiǎngan ideal; a dream; ideal; perfect
理发lǐfàa barber; hairdressing
理智lǐzhìreason; intellect; rationality; rational
Words With Same Tail Word    
自由zìyóufreedom; free; liberty
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
来由láiyóureason; cause
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