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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 理由 (riyuu)

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Kana: りゆう
Kanji: 理由
Romaji: riyuu

Type: Noun

Meaning: reason; motive; pretext

Example sentences:

事実を隠す理由もない。
jijitsu o kakusu riyuu mo nai.
There’s no reason to hide the truth.

理由はあまり言いたくないです。
riyuu wa amari iitakunai desu.
I don’t really want to tell you why.

理由がなければ来てはだめか?
riyuu ga nakereba kite wa dame ka.
I can’t come here without a reason?

理由 (riyuu)

一人で彼女を助けなければならない理由でもあるんですか?
hitori de kanojo o tasukenakereba naranai riyuu demo arun desu ka.
Is there some reason you want to save her by yourself?

ジョンがやけに急いで電話を切った理由がわかった。
jon ga yake ni isoide denwa o kitta riyuu ga wakatta.
I now understand why John has hung up so quickly.

たくさんの理由があります。
takusan no riyuu ga arimasu.
There are many reasons.

Similar words:

訳 (wake); 理屈 (rikutsu); 事由 (jiyuu)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 理由 (lǐyóu); 原因 (yuányīn)
Korean: 이유 (iyu); 까닭 (kkadalg)

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