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yóu
prep./v. (be done) by; via; from; by means of; due to; to obey, to follow; (lit.) to abide by
Other meanings
[yóu]   char. cause, reason; to pass through
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    field (for )
    down radical, the vertical stroke (not in use now as an independent character) (for )
'由' is part of the following simplified words:
 䨤 俜 妯 娉 宙 届 岫 庙 抽 斢 柚 横 油 潢 璜 甹 癀 磺 笛 簧 聘 胄 舳 蚰 蟥 袖 轴 迪 邮 釉 铀 骋 鲉 黄 黇 黉 鼬
'由' is part of the following traditional words:
 䨤 俜 妯 娉 宙 岫 廣 抽 斢 柚 油 潢 璜 甹 癀 磺 笛 簧 聘 胄 舳 蚰 蟥 袖 軸 迪 釉 鈾 騁 鮋 黇 鼬
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
yóu cǐ chéng diàn tī qián wǎng dēng jī
phr. stairs and lifts to departures
yóu cǐ shàng lóu
phr. go up, this way upstairs
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zhè xiàng zhòng dà gōng chéng yóu tā fù zé wǒ fàng xīn
phr. I felt relieved that he was responsible for this important project.
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gú lǎo de zhōng guó wén huà yóu duō zhǒng wài lái wén huà gòu chéng
phr. Ancient Chinese culture was constituted by many other foreign cultures.
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jī fū měi bái yóu shēn céng kāi shǐ .
phr. Skin whitening starts from the deep tissue.
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yóu cí kě jiàn , wǒ de lǐ lùn cái shì zhèng què de .
phr. Thus it can be seen that my theory is right.
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zhè cì de shì gù shì yóu tā jiǔ hòu kāi chē suǒ zhì
phr. This accident is caused by his drunk-driving.
yóu cǐ kàn lái
phr. according to this; from this point we can see ...
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tā yóu zhí yuán zhuó shēng wéi jīng lǐ
phr. He was promoted from a clerk to a manager.
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zhè shì yóu jiào chà de shēng huó huán jìng suǒ zhì
phr. This is due to the poor living situation.
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zhè jiā gōng sī yóu tā jīng yíng .
phr. This company is operated by him.