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因为 yīn wèi / 所以 suǒ yǐ: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

因为 (yīn wèi) / 所以 (suǒ yǐ) English Meaning

  • because… thus…
  • on account of…then…

Traditional Characters: 因為

因 forms words in:

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为 forms words in:

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所 forms words in:

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以 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences 因为

  • 因为是那儿。
    Yīn wéi shì nà’er.
    Because it is there.
  • 因为它太大了。
    Yīnwèi tā tài dàle.
    It’s because it’s too big.
  • 因为他迷路了。
    Yīnwèi tā mílùle.
    It’s because he got lost.
  • 那是因为我爱她。
    Nà shì yīnwèi wǒ ài tā.
    It’s because I love her.
  • 因为有城市公害。
    Yīnwèi yǒu chéngshì gōnghài.
    It’s because there is pollution in the cities.
  • 因为我会说汉语。
    Yīnwèi wǒ huì shuō hànyǔ.
    It’s because I can speak Chinese.

Sample Sentences 所以

  • 我很累所以早睡了。
    Wǒ hěn lèi suǒyǐ zǎo shuìle.
    I was very tired, so I went to bed early.
  • 所以他没有去学校?
    Suǒyǐ tā méiyǒu qù xuéxiào?
    So he didn’t go to school?
  • 我累了,所以我没去。
    Wǒ lèile, suǒyǐ wǒ méi qù.
    I was tired, so I didn’t go.
  • 他病了,所以他不能来。
    Tā bìngle, suǒyǐ tā bùnéng lái.
    He was ill, so he couldn’t come.
  • 我很忙,所以我不能去了。
    Wǒ hěn máng, suǒyǐ wǒ bùnéng qùle.
    As I am busy, I cannot go.

Stroke Order & Character Components

因 (yīn): cause; reason; because

  •  (wéi): enclosure
  •  (dà): big

为 (wèi): because of; for; to

  •  (zhǔ): stroke
  •  (lì): force
  •  (zhǔ): stroke

所 (suǒ): actually; place; classifier for houses, small buildings, institutions etc; that which; particle introducing a relative clause or passive; CL: 個|个(gè)

  •  (hù): gate
  •  (jīn): ax / 500 grams

以 (yǐ): to use; by means of; according to; in order to; because of; at (a certain date or place)

  • : *
  •  (zhǔ): stroke
  •  (rén): man

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 因

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HSK 6 Word List

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Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 为

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 行为(xíng wéi):  behavior; conduct; activity; action
  • 作为(zuò wéi):  one’s conduct; deed; activity; accomplishment; achievement; to act as; as (in the capacity of); qua; to view as; to look upon (something as); to take something to be

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 所

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 所(suǒ):  place; location; classifier for houses, small buildings, institutions, etc.; that which; particle introducing a relative clause or passive; CL:  個|个(gè)
  • 无所谓(wú suǒwèi ):  not to matter; to be indifferent; cannot be said to be; 

HSK 6 Word List

  • 场所(chǎng suǒ):  location; place
  • 理所当然(lǐsuǒdāng rán):  as it should be by rights (idiom); proper and to be expected as a matter of course; inevitable and right
  • 力所能及(lì suǒnéng jí):  as far as one’s capabilities extend (idiom); to the best of one’s ability; within one’s powers
  • 众所周知(zhòng suǒzhōu zhī):  as everyone knows (idiom)

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 以

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 以(yǐ):  to use as; according to; because of
  • 以为(yǐwéi):  to believe; to think; to consider; to be under the impression

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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