Last modified on 18 June 2014, at 00:46
See also: yi, [U+2010 HYPHEN], [U+2013 EN DASH], - [U+002D HYPHEN-MINUS], [U+2212 MINUS SIGN], [U+2014 EM DASH], [U+30FC KATAKANA-HIRAGANA PROLONGED SOUND MARK], and [U+4E28 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E28]

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

一 is the simplified form of , potentially representing an outstretched finger.

一 一 一 一
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han characterEdit

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

  1. Radical

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ʔit.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (一), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 質
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 於悉切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔiɪt̚/ /ʔi̯ĕt̚/ /ʔiĕt̚/ /ʔit̚/ /ʔit̚/ /ĭĕt̚/ /ʔjet̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ ʔjit › /*ʔit {*ʔi[t]}/ one
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
14833 2 /*qliɡ/

NumeralEdit

  1. one

SynonymsEdit

  • Banker's numerals : ,
  • one when speling phone number, one on dice or dominoes

Usage notesEdit

  • Normally pronounced with the second tone (yí) before a fourth-tone syllable, and with the fourth tone (yì) before a first-, second-, or third-tone syllable.
  • Often pronounced yāo () when giving a sequence of digits such as a telephone number.

See alsoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

  1. each
  2. single, alone
  3. whole entire, all, throughout

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "Jukuu" (in Mandarin/English), Jukuu. URL accessed on 2014-03-21.

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. one
  2. "one" radical (いち)

Alternative formsEdit

  • (financial or formal)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Sinitic , from Old Chinese *?yit.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana いち, romaji ichi)

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

NumeralEdit

Japanese cardinal numbers
0 1 2
    Cardinal :

(hiragana いち, romaji ichi)

  1. (cardinal) one, 1
IdiomsEdit
  • 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 kara jū [[made
    (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

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Japanese.

/hito2/: [pitə] > [ɸitə] > [ɸito] > [çito]

PronunciationEdit

NumberEdit

(hiragana ひと, romaji hito)

  1. (cardinal) one

Etymology 3Edit

From 始め (hajime, beginning, first), stem noun form of verb 始める (hajimeru, to begin something). The use of the kanji for the reading hajime is an example of jukujikun.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana はじめ, romaji Hajime)

  1. A male given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(il)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: il, McCune-Reischauer: il, Yale: il)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: han, McCune-Reischauer: han, Yale: han)
  1. one

NumeralEdit

(il) (hangeul )

  1. (cardinal) one

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(nhất, nhắt, nhật, nhứt, chí, chiêu, chinh)

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