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one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
under; second; next; lower; below; underneath; down(wards); to decline; to go down; latter
simp. and trad.




  1. one time; once
    一下  ―  Tā dǎ le wǒ yīxià.  ―  He hit me once.
  2. a (short) while; a moment
    一下  ―  děng yīxià  ―  wait a moment
    休息一下  ―  xiūxī yīxià  ―  rest a while
    一下  ―  bào yīxià  ―  give a quick hug
    小等一下 [Min Nan]  ―  sió-tán--chi̍t-ē [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  wait a moment
  3. give something a go; give something a try
    一下  ―  kàn yīxià  ―  take a look
    一下 / 一下  ―  wén yīxià  ―  try smelling it
  4. suddenly; all at once
    一下真係 [Cantonese, trad.]
    一下真系 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Nei5 jat1 haa5 gam2 man6, ngo5 zan1 hai6 m4 zi1 dim2 daap3 nei5 wo3. [Jyutping]
    Your question just came all at once. I really don't know how to answer you.
  5. (Sichuan) entirely; completely
  6. (Sichuan) in all; in total