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Man's fear of ideas is probably the greatest dike holding back human knowledge and happiness.
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See also Yi, , , , and

Jèrriais

Noun

yi

  1. egg

Mandarin

Number

yi (Pinyin yī, simplified )

  1. one
    wo zhi qingle yi wei keren. "I invited only one guest."
    renlei yeshi yi zhong dongwu. "Human also is a kind of animal."

Noun

yi (Pinyin yì)

  1. hundred million
    jintian de gupiao shichang chengjiaoliang chaoguo 1000 Yuan. (jīntiān de gǔpiào shìchǎng chéngjiāoliàng chāoguò 1000 yì Yuán. 今天的股票市场成交量超过1000亿元.) — The buying and selling volume of the stock market today has exceeded 100 billion Yuan.

Pinyin syllable

yi

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, , , , or .

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Murrinh-Patha

Conjunction

yi

  1. And.

References

Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages by Mark Abley (2003)

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