"Reason" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 yuán yīn cause / origin / root cause / reason / CL:個|个[ge4]
 lǐ yóu reason / grounds / justification / CL:個|个[ge4]
 dào li reason / argument / sense / principle / basis / justification / CL:個|个[ge4]
 lǐ zhì reason / intellect / rationality / rational
 yuán gù reason / cause
 qíng lǐ reason / sense
 yóu to follow / from / it is for...to / reason / cause / because of / due to / to / to leave it (to sb) / by (introduces passive verb)
 shuō dao to discuss / reason (behind sth)
 sī lù train of thought / thinking / reason / reasoning
 lǐ xìng reason / rationality / rational
 hé lǐ xìng reason / rationality / rationale / reasonableness
 yuán yóu reason / cause
 lái tóu cause / reason / interest / influence
 lái yóu reason / cause
 shì lǐ reason / logic
 shuō lǐ to reason / to argue logically
 dào road / path / CL:條|条[tiao2],股[gu3] / principle / truth / morality / reason / skill / method / Dao (of Daoism) / to say / to speak / to talk / classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process / (old) circuit (administrative division)
 lǐ texture / grain (of wood) / inner essence / intrinsic order / reason / logic / truth / science / natural science (esp. physics) / to manage / to pay attention to / to run (affairs) / to handle / to put in order / to tidy up
 yīn cause / reason / because
 yóu tou pretext / excuse / justification / reason
 yīn yóu reason / cause / predestined relationship (Buddhism)
 gù happening / instance / reason / cause / intentional / former / old / friend / therefore / hence / (of people) to die, dead
 yuán cause / reason / karma / fate / predestined affinity / margin / hem / edge / along
 lǐ r reason
 suǒ yǐ therefore / as a result / so / the reason why
 wèi shén me why? / for what reason?
 wèi cǐ for this reason / with regards to this / in this respect / in order to do this / to this end
 zhī suǒ yǐ the reason why
 piān piān (indicates that sth turns out just the opposite of what one would wish) unfortunately / as it happened / (indicates that sth is the opposite of what would be normal or reasonable) stubbornly / contrarily / against reason / (indicates that sb or a group is singled out) precisely / only / of all people
 zhǔ yào yuán yīn main reason / primary cause
 chū hū due to / to stem from / to go beyond (also fig. beyond reason, expectations etc) / to go against (expectations)
 wú gù without cause or reason
 méi yǒu lǐ yóu without any reason / for no reason
 wú duān for no reason at all
 lèi tuī to reason by analogy
 yuán hé why? / for what reason?
 wú yuán wú gù no cause, no reason (idiom) / completely uncalled for
 hé gù what for? / what's the reason?
 zhǔ yīn main reason
 suǒ yǐ rán the reason why
 tóng lǐ for the same reason
 yīn gù for some reason
 yǔ wú lún cì incoherent speech / to talk without rhyme or reason (idiom)
 míng lǐ sensible / reasonable / an obvious reason, truth or fact / to understand the reason or reasoning
 wú lǐ qǔ nào to make trouble without reason (idiom) / to be deliberately provocative
 děng xián ordinary / common / unimportant / idly / for no reason
 zhào lǐ according to reason / usually / in the normal course of events / to attend to
 hǎo duān duān perfectly all right / without rhyme or reason
 sù zhū to appeal (to reason, sentiment, charity etc) / to resort to (a course of action)
 bù kě lǐ yù to be impervious to reason (idiom) / unreasonable
 píng bái for no reason / gratuitously
 jiǎng lǐ to argue / to reason with sb / to talk sense / to be reasonable
 àn lǐ according to reason / in the ordinary course of events / normally
 tōng qíng dá lǐ fair and reasonable (idiom) / sensible / standing to reason
 shāng tiān hài lǐ to offend Heaven and reason (idiom) / bloody atrocities that cry to heaven / outrageous acts
 wú yóu to be unable (to do sth) / no reason to ... / without rhyme or reason
 bù jìn rén qíng not amenable to reason / unreasonable
 píng lǐ to judge between right and wrong / to reason things out
 lùn lǐ normally / as things should be / by rights / to reason things out / logic
 hǎo shuō dǎi shuō to try one's very best to persuade sb (idiom) / to reason with sb in every way possible
 bù shí shí wù to show no understanding of the times (idiom) / cannot adapt to current circumstances / not amenable to reason
 lǐ yù to reason with sb
 xiǎo yǐ dà yì to reason with sb / to lecture
 ài nán inconvenient / difficult for some reason / to find sth embarrassing
 guāi (of a child) obedient, well-behaved / clever / shrewd / alert / perverse / contrary to reason / irregular / abnormal
 wú fēng bù qǐ làng lit. without wind there cannot be waves (idiom) / there must be a reason / no smoke without fire
 héng qíng zhuó lǐ to weight the matter and deliberate the reason (idiom) / to weigh and consider / to deliberate
 wéi tiān hài lǐ lit. violating heaven and reason (idiom) / immoral character
 wéi tiān nì lǐ lit. violating heaven and reason (idiom) / immoral character
 shī chū yǒu míng lit. to have sufficient reason to send troops (idiom) / to do something with good reason / to have just cause
 bái méi chì yǎn for no reason (idiom)
 bù zhī suǒ yǐ to not know the reason / to not know what to do
 bǎi shì shí jiǎng dào lǐ present the facts and reason things out
 yuán yīn hěn jiǎn dān the reason is very simple
 yuán yīn shì the reason is ...
 bù zhī chū yú hé zhǒng yuán yīn for whatever reason
 bù shí shí biàn to show no understanding of the times (idiom) / cannot adapt to current circumstances / not amenable to reason
 zuò xīng maybe / possibly / there is reason to believe
 jù lǐ according to reason / in principle
 qī yǐ qí fāng deceived by a pretense of reason (idiom)
 zhèng dàng lǐ yóu proper reason / reasonable grounds
 méi lái yóu without any reason / for no reason
 wèi shén me variant of 為甚麼|为什么, why? / for what reason?
 wú duān duān for no reason
 zhēn shì true explanation / genuine reason
 kòng xué lái fēng wèi bì wú yīn wind does not come from an empty cave without reason / there's no smoke without fire (idiom)
 píng shén me (spoken) why? / for which reason?
 qí lái yǒu zì there is a reason for it / (of sth) not incidental
 méi tiān lǐ (old) unprincipled / incorrect / (modern) unnatural / against reason / incredible
 yīn zhī for this reason
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