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English Definitionreason; cause
Simplified Script缘由
Traditional Script緣由
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄩㄢˊ ㄧㄡˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jyun4jau4
Word Decomposition
yuáncause; reason; karma; fate; predestined affinity; margin; hem; edge; along
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    
缘故yuángùreason; cause
缘何yuánhéwhy?; for what reason?
缘分yuánfènfate or chance that brings people together; predestined affinity or relationship; (Budd.) destiny
缘于yuányúto originate from; to come from the fact that; owing to; because of
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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