由 yóu: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

由 (yóu) English Meaning

  • to follow
  • from
  • it is for…to
  • reason
  • cause
  • because of
  • due to
  • to
  • to leave it (to somebody)
  • by (introduces passive verb)

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 由我来做。
    Yóu wǒ lái zuò.
    I’ll see to it.
  • 灯由红变绿。
    Dēng yóu hóng biàn lǜ.
    The light changed from red to green.
  • 由你来决定。
    Yóu nǐ lái juédìng.
    It’s up to you to decide.
  • 由你来决定。
    Yóu nǐ lái juédìng.
    It is up to you.
  • 这由你来决定。
    Zhè yóu nǐ lái juédìng.
    It’s for you to decide.
  • 由美擅长打网球。
    Yóuměi shàncháng dǎ wǎngqiú.
    Yumi is good at playing tennis.
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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

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

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