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ChineseEdit

(ordinal prefix); ‑th; rank
 
one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
simp. and trad.
(第一)

PronunciationEdit


Note: doin6 êg4 - Jieyang.

NounEdit

第一

  1. first; 1st
    第一婚姻  ―  dìyī cì hūnyīn  ―  first marriage
    第一志願大學 / 第一志愿大学  ―  dìyī zhìyuàn dàxué  ―  first-preference university
    每次面試第一廁所 [MSC, trad.]
    每次面试第一厕所 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ měicì qù miànshì, dìyī jiàn shì shì zhǎo cèsuǒ. [Pinyin]
    Every time I go to an interview, the first thing I do is look for a toilet.
  2. number one; #1; first (in a test, competition, etc.)
    雖然第一但是一點驕傲 [MSC, trad.]
    虽然第一但是一点骄傲 [MSC, simp.]
    Wáng Xiùyīng suīrán kǎo le dìyī, dànshì tā yīdiǎn yě bù jiāo'ào. [Pinyin]
    Although Wang Xiuying scored first in the exam, she was not at all arrogant about it.

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

AdverbEdit

第一

  1. firstly
  2. being the most important consideration; being essential, or a priority; coming first
    安全第一  ―  ānquán dìyī  ―  safety comes first
  3. (Hakka, Sichuan, Min) most

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of (“most”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
Mandarin Beijing ,
Taiwan
Jinan ,
Xi'an
Wuhan
Chengdu , 第一
Yangzhou ,
Hefei ,
Cantonese Guangzhou ,
Hong Kong ,
Hong Kong (San Tin Weitou)
Taishan ,
Yangjiang
Gan Nanchang
Hakka Meixian , 第一
Miaoli (N. Sixian) ,
Liudui (S. Sixian) ,
Hsinchu (Hailu)
Dongshi (Dabu) ,
Hsinchu (Raoping)
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Hong Kong
Jin Taiyuan
Min Bei Jian'ou , , 第一
Min Dong Fuzhou 第一,
Matsu 第一
Min Nan Xiamen 第一, ,
Quanzhou 第一,
Zhangzhou 第一,
Taipei
Kaohsiung
Tainan
Taichung
Hsinchu
Lukang
Yilan
Kinmen
Chaozhou 上頂,
Wu Shanghai , 最最,
Suzhou ,
Wenzhou ,
Xiang Changsha ,
Shuangfeng ,

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 3
いち
Grade: 1
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

第一 (hiragana だいいち, rōmaji daiichi)

  1. first; foremost; number one

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

第一 (jeil) (hangeul 제일)

  1. Hanja form? of 제일 (number one; the first; the most).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

第一

  1. Hán tự form of đệ nhất (the first).