所以 suǒyǐ

  1. suǒyǐ conjunction therefore; as a result; so
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words , Concept: Correlative 关联词
    Notes: This conjunction is often used as a connecting word in the main clause of subordinate complex sentences. It is often used in the pattern 因为…,所以… to express cause and effect (CC-CEDICT '所以'; Guoyu '所以'; Sun 2006, loc. 2053).
  2. suǒyǐ phrase that by which
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In Literary Chinese this phrase is composed of two characters, in contrast with the single word 'therefore' in modern Chinese (Guoyu '所以' 2; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 50).
  3. suǒyǐ pronoun how; why
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 何以 (CC-CEDICT '所以'; Guoyu '所以' 3)
  4. suǒyǐ noun cause; reason; kāraṇa
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: kāraṇa (BCSD '所以', p. 524; MW 'kāraṇa')

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