The Chinese word 由于 is a conjunction that means “due to” or “because of”. It is used to indicate a cause-effect relationship between two clauses or phrases. The clause that comes after 由于 usually expresses the reason or cause of the event or situation described in the clause that comes before it. For example, “由于天气太热，我不想出门” means “Due to the hot weather, I don’t want to go out”.
Relative Clause: due to, because of
|由于天气原因，我们取消了野餐计划||yóuyú tiānqì yuányīn, wǒmen qǔxiāole yěcān jìhuà||Due to the weather, we cancelled our picnic plan|
|由于工作繁忙，他常常加班到深夜||yóuyú gōngzuò fánmáng, tā chángcháng jiābān dào shēnyè||Due to his busy work schedule, he often works overtime until late at night|
|由于交通堵塞，他迟到了半个小时||yóuyú jiāotōng dǔsè, tā chídàole bàn gè xiǎoshí||Due to traffic congestion, he was half an hour late|
|由于疫情影响，很多公司都开始实行远程办公||yóuyú yìqíng yǐngxiǎng, hěn duō gōngsī dōu kāishǐ shíxíng yuǎnchéng bàngōng||Due to the impact of the epidemic, many companies have started implementing remote work|
|由于学习成绩不理想，他决定加倍努力||yóuyú xuéxí chéngjì bù lǐxiǎng, tā juédìng jiābèi nǔlì||Due to his unsatisfactory academic performance, he decided to double his efforts|