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Meaning of 由

wherefore, a reason

Onyomi

ユ、ユウ
yu, yuu

Kunyomi

よし、よ(る)
yoshi, yo(ru)

Learn Japanese kanji: 【 ユ、ユウ / よし、よ(る) 】.

Meaning: wherefore, a reason.

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Example #1

わたしはじゆうになりたい。
watashi wa jiyuu ni naritai.
I want to be free.
Example #2

このことばのゆらいはわからない。
kono kotoba no yurai wa wakaranai.
The origin of this word is unknown.
Example #3

わたしのちこくのりゆうはねぼうです。
watashi no chikoku no riyuu wa nebou desu.
The reason I'm late is because I slept in.
Example #4

かれはヨーロッパけいゆできこくした。
kare wa yooroppa keiyu de kikoku shita.
He returned home by way of Europe.
Example #5

あなたはりゆうをしっているでしょう。
anata wa riyuu o shitte iru deshou.
You know the reason.

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