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Meaning of 由

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Pinyin: yóu
English Definition: to follow; from; because of; due to; by; via; through; (before a noun and a verb) it is for ... to ...
Chinese Definition:
①原因:原由。事由。理由。由于(介词,表示原因或理由)。
②自,从:由表及里。由衷(出于本心)。
③顺随,听从,归属:由不得。信马由缰。
④经过,经历:必由之路。由来已久。
⑤凭借:由此可知。
⑥古同“犹”,尚且,还。
⑦古同“犹”,犹如,好像。
⑧姓氏。

Total strokes: 5; Radical: ; Structure: 曰 + 丨
Ideographic: Road leading to the farm
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由于 yóu due to; as a result of; thanks to; owing to; since; because
自由 yóu freedom; free; liberty; Classifiers:
理由 yóu reason; grounds; justification; Classifiers:
由此 yóu hereby; from this
不由 yóu can't help (doing sth)
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