理由

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Chinese

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to manage; to heed; to put in order
to manage; to heed; to put in order; reason; logic; science; inner principle or structure
 
follow; from; it is for...to
follow; from; it is for...to; reason; cause; because of; due to; by; to; to leave it (to sb)
 
simp. and trad.
(理由)

Etymology

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Wasei kango (和製漢語), orthographically borrowed from Japanese ()(ゆう) (riyū).[1]

Pronunciation

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Noun

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理由

  1. reason; grounds; justification

Synonyms

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References

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  1. ^ 汉语外来词词典 [Chinese Loanword Dictionary] (in Chinese), 1984, page 660

Japanese

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Etymology 1

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
ゆう
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Pronunciation

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Noun

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()(ゆう) (riyūりいう (riiu)?

  1. a reason
    • 2016 April 23, “(じゃく)(しゃ)(しょう)(もう) [Consume the Meek]”, in エルドラージ覚醒 [Eldrazi Awakening], Wizards of the Coast:
      「それはなぜ()(かい)するのかだと?それがそうするからだ。()(ゆう)(かた)るなど()(かん)()(きゅう)()()だ。」
      “Sore wa naze hakaisuru no ka da to? Sore ga sō suru kara da. Riyū o kataru nado jikan to kokyū no muda da.”
      “Why does it destroy? It does, and to talk of reasons wastes time and breath.”
  2. a motive
See also
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Etymology 2

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Kanji in this term
わけ
Grade: 2 Grade: 3
jukujikun
For pronunciation and definitions of 理由 – see the following entry.
わけ
[noun] , 理由: reason (for), cause
Alternative spelling
(This term, 理由, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

References

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  1. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tokyo: NHK Publishing, Inc., →ISBN

Korean

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Hanja in this term

Noun

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理由 (iyu) (hangeul 이유)

  1. Hanja form? of 이유 ((South Korea) reason).

Noun

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理由 (riyu) (hangeul 리유)

  1. Hanja form? of 리유 ((North Korea) reason).

Vietnamese

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chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Noun

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理由

  1. chữ Hán form of lí do/lý do (reason; cause; excuse; justification).