Chinese edit

one; single; a
one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
straight; vertical; frank
straight; vertical; frank; directly; straightly; upright
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit


  1. straight; straight ahead
    一直  ―  Yīzhí xiàng běi zǒu.  ―  Keep going north.
  2. all along; always; constantly; long; the entire time
    一直頭痛 [MSC, trad.]
    一直头痛 [MSC, simp.]
    yīzhí hěn tóutòng zhè ge shì. [Pinyin]
    I have long been annoyed with this.
    一直嚮往純潔愛情 [MSC, trad.]
    一直向往纯洁爱情 [MSC, simp.]
    yīzhí xiàngwǎng zhe chúnjié de àiqíng. [Pinyin]
    She has always yearned for pure love.
    一直北京 [MSC, trad.]
    一直北京 [MSC, simp.]
    yīzhí dāi zài Běijīng, méi chū guò guó. [Pinyin]
    I stayed in Beijing the entire time, and never left the country.
  3. used to denote an all-encompassing scope
    老人一直小孩無不歡欣鼓舞 [MSC, trad.]
    老人一直小孩无不欢欣鼓舞 [MSC, simp.]
    Cóng lǎorén yīzhí dào xiǎohái wúbù huānxīngǔwǔ. [Pinyin]
    Everyone from the elderly to the children rejoiced.

Synonyms edit

  • (all along):

Descendants edit

  • Zhuang: itcig

Further reading edit