所以

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Cantonese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Adverb[edit]

所以 (Jyutping so2 ji5)

  1. therefore; so; consequently

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Grade: 4

Etymology[edit]

ゆえになり > ゆえんなり > ゆえん. See (ゆえ, yue).

Characters are used as jukujikun.

Noun[edit]

所以 (hiragana ゆえん, romaji yuen)

  1. reason, grounds

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin suǒyǐ
Zhuyin ㄙㄨㄛˇ ㄧˇ
IPA (key) /su̯ɔ²¹⁴⁻³⁵ i²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/
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Adverb[edit]

所以 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin suǒyǐ)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) therefore; so; consequently
    明天考试所以今天家里复习功课 (simp.)
     
    明天考試所以今天家裡複習功課 (trad.)
    Míngtiān yào kǎoshì le, suǒyǐ wǒ jīntiān zhǐ néng liú zài jiālǐ fùxí gōngkè (Pinyin)
    I have a test tomorow, therefore I have to stay at home today and review my homework.

Conjunction[edit]

所以 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin suǒyǐ)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) Used in the first part of a sentence to indicate a reason that will be explained in the second part of the sentence.
    所以反对这个计划因为觉得其中不少疏漏 (simp.)
     
    所以反對這個計畫因為覺得其中不少疏漏 (trad.)
    suǒyǐ yào fǎnduì zhègè jìhuà shì yīnwei wǒ juédé qízhōng yǒu bùshǎo shūlòu (Pinyin)
    My reason for opposing this plan, is because I feel that there are quite a few holes in it.

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

所以 (traditional and simplified, POJ só·-í)

  1. therefore; so; consequently