(yóu )

由 English Translation

The English meaning of (yóu ) is:

  • to follow
  • from
  • it is for...to
  • reason
  • cause
  • because of
  • due to
  • to
  • to leave it (to sb)
  • by (introduces passive verb)

Example Usage of 由


Yóu yīshēng lái juédìng mǒu rén héshí gāisǐ shì duì de ma? Is it right for a doctor to decide when someone should die?

Yóuyú huǒchē yánwù, wǒ chídàole. I was late as a result of the train delay.

Zìyóu shì yǒu dàijià de. Freedom has a cost.

Tā jiǎndān de chǎnshùle tā de lǐyóu. He gave his reasons in brief.

Yóuyú chǎnliàng guòshèng, juǎnxīncài de jiàgé xiàjiàngle. The price of cabbage fell because of overproduction.

Shuì guòtóu bùshì chídào de lǐyóu. Over-sleeping is no excuse for being late.

Yóuyú nóngyè de fāzhǎn, shípǐn quánqiú chǎnliàng nénggòu gēn shàng rénkǒu de zēngzhǎng, dàn zhǐshì xīshēngle jiānglái. Thanks to the development of agricultural science, world food production has managed to keep up with population growth - but only at the expense of the future.

Wǒ méi fāxiàn rènhé wǒ gāi dàoqiàn de lǐyóu. I don't see any reason why I have to apologize.

Gāi yóu nǐ lái juédìng wǒmen qù bù qù nà'er. It is up to you to decide whether we will go there or not.



Decomposition of 由


Chinese words containing 由

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