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
一-bw.png

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. one
  2. alone
  3. Radical

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: Template:Han KangXi link, 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

CantoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Chinese *?yit.

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping jat1, Yale yat1)

NumeralEdit

(jyutping jat1, yale yat1)

  1. (cardinal) one

HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ yit, Guangdong jit7; jt7 [Meixian], zit7 [Hailu], Hagfa Pinyim yid5)

ReferencesEdit


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 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

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

MandarinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Chinese *?yit.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin
Zhuyin
IPA (key) /i⁵⁵/
Audio
(file)

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (yi1), Wade-Giles i1)

  1. Kangxi radical 1

NumeralEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. one

SynonymsEdit

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

Usage noteEdit

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

See alsoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. each
    给他们只苹果。 gěi tāmen yī rén yī zhī píngguǒ.
    Give them an apple each.
  2. single, alone
    独自一人
  3. whole entire, all, throughout
    他们在海滩上玩了下午。 tāmen zài hǎitān shàng wán le yī xià wǔ.
    They played the whole afternoon on the beach.

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

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

ReferencesEdit


WuEdit

HanziEdit

PronunciationEdit

Latin Alphabet: ih

Shanghai Accent:iɪʔ

Suzhou Accent:iɤʔ

Ningbo Accent:iɪʔ

Wenzhou Accent:

Zhuyin Fuhao:ㄧㄝ

Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 17:33