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JLPT N3 Grammar: によって (ni yotte)

によって (ni yotte)

Meaning: by means of, due to, owing to, because of

How to use the: Noun + によって

Explain:
Used to indicate the cause and reason. Used to indicate the subject of the action. Used to indicate methods and methods

Example sentences:
1, 日本は津波によって大きな彼我を受けました
Nihon wa tsunami ni yotte ōkina higa o ukemashita
Japan suffered great damage due to the tsunami

2, 私の不注意な発言によって、彼を傷つけてしまった
Watashi no fuchūina hatsugen ni yotte, kare o kizutsukete shimatta
Due to careless speech, I was hurt him

3, その村の家の多くは洪水によって押し流された。
Sono mura no ie no ōku wa kōzui ni yotte oshinagasa reta.
Most of the houses in this village were swept away by floods

4, 行くか行かないかは、明日の天気によって決めよう。
Iku ka ikanai ka wa, asunotenki ni yotte kimeyou.
Whether go or not depends on tomorrow’s weather.

5, ひとによってかんがえがたがちがう。
hito ni yotte kangaegata ga chigau.
Everyone has a different way of thinking.

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