Meaning of 由

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Pinyin: yóu
English Definition: to follow; from; it is; reason; cause; because of; due to; to; to leave it (to sb); by (introduces passive verb)
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:
不由得 [ yóu de ]: can't help; cannot but
由此 [ yóu ]: hereby; from this
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