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原因 yuán yīn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

原因 (yuán yīn) English Meaning

  • cause
  • origin
  • root cause
  • reason

Traditional Characters:  原因

原 forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

因 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 原因呢?
    Yuányīn ne?
    And what was the reason?
  • 起火原因不明。
    Qǐhuǒ yuányīn bùmíng.
    The cause of the fire is not known.
  • 火灾的原因不明。
    Huǒzāi de yuányīn bùmíng.
    The cause of the fire was unknown.
  • 你不想知道原因吗?
    Nǐ bùxiǎng zhīdào yuányīn ma?
    Don’t you want to know the reason?
  • 我详细地解释了原因。
    Wǒ xiángxì de jiěshìle yuányīn.
    I explained the reason in detail.
  • 你知道是什么原因吗?
    Nǐ zhīdào shì shénme yuányīn ma?
    Do you know the reason?
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Stroke Order & Character Components

原 (yuán): former; original; primary; raw; level; cause; source

  •  (chǎng): production facility
  •  (bái): white
  •  (xiǎo): small

因 (yīn): cause; reason; because

  •  (wéi): enclosure
  •  (dà): big

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 原

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 因

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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