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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]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
一-bw.png

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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 character[edit]

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

  1. one
  2. alone
  3. Radical

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Chinese *?yit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping jat1, Yale yat1)

Numeral[edit]

(jyutping jat1, yale yat1)

  1. (cardinal) one

Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

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

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. one
  2. "one" radical (いち)

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (financial or formal)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sinitic , from Old Chinese *?yit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana いち, romaji ichi)

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

Numeral[edit]

Japanese cardinal numbers
 <  0 1 2  > 
    Cardinal :

(hiragana いち, romaji ichi)

  1. (cardinal) one, 1
Idioms[edit]
  • 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 2[edit]

From Old Japanese.

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Number[edit]

(hiragana ひと, romaji hito)

  1. (cardinal) one

Etymology 3[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana はじめ, romaji Hajime)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(il)
Eumhun:

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

Numeral[edit]

(il) (hangeul )

  1. (cardinal) one

Mandarin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Chinese *?yit.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (yi1), Wade-Giles i1)

  1. Kangxi radical 1

Numeral[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. one

Synonyms[edit]

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

Usage note[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(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.

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

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

Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

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

References[edit]


Wu[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Latin Alphabet: ih

Shanghai Accent:iɪʔ

Suzhou Accent:iɤʔ

Ningbo Accent:iɪʔ

Wenzhou Accent:

Zhuyin Fuhao:ㄧㄝ