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Pronunciation : yóu
Meaning :
  1. by; through; via. (prep)
  2. because of; due to. (prep)
  3. from. (prep)
  4. by means of. (prep)
  5. cause; reason. (n)
  6. pass through; go by way of. (v)
  7. be up to somebody; rest with somebody. (v)
Radical :
Strokes : 5
Traditional :
Usage : 52.2%
Common Words / Phrases:
yóu yú
: due to; because of
lǐ yóu
: cause; reason
zì yóu
: free; freedom
shēn bù yóu jǐ
: in spite of oneself;involuntarily
1. Exit by the side door.
yóu biān mén chū
: by
: side
: door
出去 : go out, exit
2. This business will be dealt with by you.
zhè jiàn shì yóu ān pái ba
: this
: measure word
: matter, business
: by
: you
: (used before and / or after a verb) go in order to
安排 : arrange, deal
: used at the end of a sentence, to indicate a suggestion, a request, or a command
3. Grandma has presbyopia, so she often mistakes someone for another.
yóu nǎi nai yǒu lǎo huā , suǒ shí cháng rèn cuò rén
由于 : due to; because of
奶奶 : grandma
: have
老花 : presbyopia
所以 : so
时常 : always
认错 : mistake … for …
: people
4. One can travel from Shanghai to Wuhan by water.
yóu shàng hǎi dào hàn zǒu shuǐ
: from
上海 : Shanghai
: to
武汉 : Wuhan
可以 : can
: travel
: water
: road
5. Water is composed of hydrogen and oxygen.
shuǐ yóu qīng yǎng huà ér chéng
: water
: by means of
: hydrogen
: and
: oxygen
化合 : chemically combine
: connecting an adverbial element to a verb
: accomplish; become
6. He likes freedom.
huan yóu zài de shēng huó
: he
喜欢 : like
自由 : free; freedom
自在 : free; unrestrained; easy
: (particle) used after an attribute; to
生活 : life
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