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<< niyoruto | niyotte-2 >>

によって [によって] (niyotte)
    Meaning: by; according to; due to; owing to; due to
    Example: we lost our father due to the war
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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Usage:

Noun
辞典によって漢字を調べる
examine kanji by using a dictionary

YesNo
お金が貰えるかどうかによって決めます
depending on whether or not I can receive money, I will decide

SubjInf
読むことによって決めます
I can decide by reading
 
(dc)

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ex #49   アメリカ大陸はコロンブスによって発見された。 
The american continent was discovered by Columbus.  
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(dc)
ex #1203   Dan Sman さんによって書かれた本 
A book written by Mr Dan Sman  
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(dc)
ex #4046   列車の代わりに飛行機に乗ることによって失った時間を埋め合わすことができる。 
You can make up for lost time by taking an airplane instead of a train.  
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(Miki)
ex #4047   理想は言葉によって表現される。 
Thoughts are expressed by means of words.  
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(Miki)
ex #4048   リンゴは彼女によってナイフで半分に切られた。 
The apple was cut in two by her with a knife.  
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(Miki)
ex #4049   卵は大きさと重さによって選別された。 
The eggs were greaded according to weight and size.  
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(Miki)
ex #4050   友達を見ることによってどんな人かわかる。 
You can tell what a person is like by looking at his friends.  
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(Miki)
ex #4051   輸入の増加によって需要は下がった。 
The demand was brought down by increases in imports.  
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(Miki)
ex #4052   法律によって我々は子供たちを学校に通わせなければならない。 
The law obliges us to send our children to school.  
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(Miki)
ex #6425   わが社では、最新のコンピューター・ソフトの使用によって仕事の合理化を目指すことになった。 
At our company, we're aiming at streamlining labor by using the latest computer software.  
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(rubyhatchet)
ex #6476   この 薬 は 人 に よって は 副作用 が 出ること が あります。  
Some people have side effects from this medicine.  
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(jmadsen)
ex #7094   イエスキリストの名によって、アメン。 
In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.  
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(dario27)

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  See Also:  
  • niyoruto    ( often means "by"  is more "according to" but both have a "depending on" implication) [dc]
  • niyotte-2 [dc]
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  Comments:  
dccan be
〜によって
〜により
〜による
〜によっては
but not niyoruto or niyoreba
 
jmadsenJust added # because I think it's a real mind-bender, at least for me. I'd love someone who can really read it to explain the "niyotte wa" idea- it seems strange to me. 
yuenanniePlease explain when we use によって、により、によっては ?tkx 
MikiThe example on the note 辞典によって漢字を調べる is not natural. Usually 辞典(字典)で漢字を調べる。 
 
tigertI have never heard someone say Jiten. 辞書は何回も聞いたことがありますが、 辞典はどう違いますか?
 
lilibrCould someone, please, explain the difference between ni yori e ni yotte? 
Monte Cristolilibr, ni yori is simply a literary version of ni yotte. It is common in written style. 

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