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therefore

conjunction: 因此yīn cǐ

他经常撒谎,因此大家不相信他。

Tā jīng cháng sā huǎng,yīn cǐ dà jiā bú xiàng xìn tā

He often tells lies so nobody believes him.

because . . . , (therefore)

paired conjunctions: 因为 . . . 所以. . .

因为她专心学习,所以进步很大。

Yīn wéi tā zhuān xīn xué xí,suǒ yǐ jìn bù hěn dà 。

Because she has been concentrating on her studies, (therefore) she has made great progress.

because (of)

conjunction: 由于 yóu yú

由于路太滑,他摔了一跤。

Yóu yú lù tài huá,tā shuāi le yī jiāo 。

Because the road was slippery, he fell over.

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.

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