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suó yǐ
conj. so, therefore

Simplified Chinese

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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wó měi tiān zì jǐ chī zhōng fàn , suó yǐ chī de hén shǎo .
phr. Every day I have lunch alone, so I do not eat much.
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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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tā xǐ huan zì yóu zì zài de shēng huó , suó yǐ jīng cháng yí gè rén qù lǚ yóu .
phr. He likes a life of freedom, so he often travels alone.
zhī suó yǐ
conj. the reason why
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tiān qì hěn rè suó yǐ tā biàn bǎ chuáng bān dào le tā de wū dǐng shang .
phr. Because of the hot weather, he moved his bed onto his roof.
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tā zì zhī lǐ kuī , suó yǐ bù shuō huà le
phr. He knew he was in the wrong. Therefore, he kept silent.
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suó yǐ ..., shì yīn wèi ...
phr. the reason why...is...
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tā suó yí qǔ dé zhè me hǎo de chéng jì , shì yīn wèi tā píng shí yì zhí dōu hén nǔ lì .
phr. The reason why he achieved such good grades is that he has always worked hard.