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See also yi

Translingual

Stroke order
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Etymology

A simplified form of the ancient .

Han character

(radical 1 +0, 1 stroke, cangjie input 一 (M), four-corner 10000)

  1. one
  2. alone
  3. Radical

References

  • KangXi: page 75, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1
  • Dae Jaweon: page 129, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 1, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+4E00
  • Chinese Numeral

Cantonese

Etymology

From Old Chinese *?yit

Hanzi

(jyutping jat1, Yale yat1)


Japanese

Noun

(hiragana いち, romaji ichi)

  1. one, 1
  2. the beginning
  3. unity

Kanji

(grade 1 kanji)

Readings

Compounds

Derived terms

Idioms

  • からやり直す
    いちからやりなおす
    ichi kara yarinaosu
    start over from scratch
  • からまで
    いちからじゅうまで
    ichi karamade
    (literally. from one to ten)
    all, without exception; from A to Z
  • 一か八か
    いちかばちか
    ichi ka bachi ka
    it's a gamble; sink or swim
  • 一もにも無く
    いちもにもなく
    ichi mo ni mo naku
    unhesitatingly

Number

(いち, ichi)

一 (いつ, itsu)
一 (いっ, it)
一 (ひと, hito)

The pronunciation depends on the counter word following 一.

  1. one, 1

Korean

Hanja


Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): 일 (revised: il, McCune-Reischauer: il, Yale: il)
  • Name (hangeul): 하나 (revised: hana, McCune-Reischauer: hana, Yale: hana)

Mandarin

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(pinyin (yi1), Wade-Giles i1)

  1. one

Note Often pronounced yāo when giving a sequence of digits such as a telephone number.

  • Chinese Numeral

Compounds


Min Nan

Pronunciation

  • (traditional, POJ it)
  • (traditional, POJ chi̍t)

Vietnamese

Han character

(nhất, nhắt, nhứt)

Elsewhere on the web

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