yīn wèi
conj. because, because of, for, on account of
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Traditional Chinese

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
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yīn wèi ..., suó yǐ ....
phr. because..., therefore,...
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wǒ yīn wèi hài pà , suó yǐ méi yǒu qù .
phr. Because I was afraid, I didn't go (there).
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yīn wèi zhè shì wǒ men de dì yī jié kè , suó yí wǒ bù zhī dào nǐ men de míng zì .
phr. This is our first lesson, so I don't know your names.
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wó xǐ huan xià tiān , yīn wèi wó ké yǐ zài dà hái lǐ yóu yǒng .
phr. I like summer because I can swim in the sea.
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wǒ jīn tiān xīn qíng bù hǎo , yīn wèi kǎo shì méi káo hǎo .
phr. I am upset today because I've failed in the exam.
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yīn wèi gōng zuò tài máng , tā yǐ jīng yì nián méi yǒu xiū jià le .
phr. He is so busy that he has kept working for a whole year without any holidays.
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yīn wèi tā hái méi yǒu chéng nián , fǎ yuàn huì zhuó qíng jiǎn xíng .
phr. The court will reduce the punishment, considering the circumstance that he is still underaged.
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suó yǐ ..., shì yīn wèi ...
phr. the reason why...is...
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māo yīn wèi chí dào , méi bèi xuǎn shàng .
phr. Because the cat was late, (he) was not chosen.
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yīn wèi xià yǔ , suó yǐ tā méi qù tī zú qiú .
phr. Because of the rain, he did not go to play football.