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English Definitiondue to; as a result of; thanks to; owing to; since; because
Simplified Script由于
Traditional Script由於
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄡˊ ㄩˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jau4jyu1
Part of Speech(连) conjunction, (介) preposition, (副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
yóuto follow; from; it is; reason; cause; because of; due to; to; to leave it (to somebody); by (introduces passive verb)
in; at; to; from; by; than; out of; with regards to

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Words With Same Head Word    
由此可见yóucǐ kějiànfrom this, it can be seen that...
由此yóucǐhereby; from this
由径yóujìngto follow a narrow path
由旬yóuxúnyojana (Vedic measure, about 8 miles)
Words With Same Tail Word    
对于duìyúregarding; as far as something is concerned; with regards to
关于guānyúpertaining to; concerning; with regard to; about; a matter of
属于shǔyúto be classified as; to belong to; to be part of
终于zhōngyúat last; in the end; finally; eventually
善于shànyúto be good at; to be adept at
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