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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]
Character  一 
Unicode name CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E00
Unicode block CJK Unified Ideographs
Codepoint U+4E00
䷿ ← CJK Unified Ideographs → 

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
一-order.gif
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. Radical

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 75, 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

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ʔit.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (一), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 質
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 於悉切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔiɪt̚/ /ʔi̯ĕt̚/ /ʔiĕt̚/ /ʔit̚/ /ʔit̚/ /ĭĕt̚/ /ʔjet̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ ʔjit › /*ʔit {*ʔi[t]}/ one
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
14833 2 /*qliɡ/

Numeral[edit]

  1. one

Synonyms[edit]

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • Normally pronounced with the second tone (yí) before a fourth-tone syllable, and with the fourth tone (yì) before a first-, second-, or third-tone syllable.
  • Often pronounced yāo () when giving a sequence of digits such as a telephone number.

See also[edit]

Adjective[edit]

  1. each
  2. single, alone
  3. whole entire, all, throughout

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

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

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

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

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

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References[edit]