由于 yóu yú: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

由于 (yóu yú) English Meaning

  • due to
  • as a result of
  • thanks to
  • owing to
  • since
  • because

Traditional Character:  由於

由 forms words in:

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

于 forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 由于干旱,农作物歉收。
    Yóuyú gānhàn, nóngzuòwù qiànshōu.
    The crops failed because of drought.
  • 由于下雨,取消了比赛。
    Yóuyú xià yǔ, qǔxiāole bǐsài.
    Owing to the rain, the match was cancelled.
  • 由于湿度高,工作很困难。
    Yóuyú shīdù gāo, gōngzuò hěn kùnnán.
    It’s difficult to work because of the humidity.
  • 由于我们穷,官司打输了。
    Yóuyú wǒmen qióng, guānsī dǎ shūle.
    As we were poor we lost the lawsuit.
  • 由于火车延误,我迟到了。
    Yóuyú huǒchē yánwù, wǒ chídàole.
    I was late as a result of the train delay.
  • 由于天气恶劣,飞机延误了。
    Yóuyú tiānqì èliè, fēijī yánwùle.
    Due to bad weather, the plane was late.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

由 (yóu): to follow; from; it is for...to; reason; cause; because of; due to; to; to leave it (to somebody); by (introduces passive verb)

  •  (tián): field
  •  (gǔn): line

于 (yú): to take; to go; sentence-final interrogative particle; variant of 於|于(yú)

  • (èr): two
  • (jué): hook

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 由

HSK 4 Word List

  • 由 (yóu): to follow; from; it is for…to; reason; cause; because of; due to; to; to leave it (to somebody); by (introduces passive verb)
  • 由于 (yóu yú): due to; as a result of; thanks to; owing to; since; because

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 于

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

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