yī one


Number of strokes: 1

Radical

Index 1 used in: used in: bǎi (hundred) ; bǐng (third in order) ; bù (no; not) ; chǒu (shameful) ; dàn (dawn) ; dé (virtue) ; huà (to draw) ; huò (maybe) ; jiāng (border) ; kāi (begin) ; lì (beautiful) ; liǎng (pair) ; měng (Mongol) ; miè (to extinguish) ; qiě (and) ; shì (life) ; yǔ (to give) ; zài (again) ; zhèng (correct)

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Sounds same

yī (doctor) yī (clothes) yī (clothes)

Different tone

yí (proper) yǐ (hidden) yǐ (to use) yǐ (chair) yǐ (already) yǐ (twist) yì (easy) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yì (justice) yì (also) yì (city) yì (catch) yì (skill) yì (to recollect) yì (idea) yì (different)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 一
Stroke order for character 一, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

八字没一撇 bā zì méi yì piě You can't do everything on your own
百闻不如一见 bǎi wén bù rú yí jiàn Delighted to meet you in person at last
别别具一格 bié jù yī gé Doing things your own way
冰冻三尺,非一日之寒 bīng dòng sān chǐ, fēi yí rì zhī hán It takes time to achieve satisfactory results
吃一堑,长一智 chī yī qiàn, cháng yí zhì Gain wisdom from experience of set backs
赐子千金不如教子一艺 cì zǐ qiān jīn bù rú jiào zǐ yī yì Learning a new skill will pay dividends in the future

Phrases

yī gè xīng qī One week
yī gè yuè One month
nǐ hǎo wǒ yào mǎi yī zhāng piào Hello, I want to buy a ticket
děng yī děng Wait a moment
wǒ yào yī píng qīng dǎo pí jiǔ I want a bottle of Qingdao beer
qǐng gěi wǒ yī shuāng kuài zǐ Please bring me a pair of chopsticks

China's population

China for centuries has been the most populous nation on Earth, but China will soon to be overtaken by India. The Chinese used to represent about 1 in 4 of all people, but this has dropped to 1 in 5 (just under 20%). Due to the severe controls on family planning in the PRC, it is likely that China's population will stabilize at the current level of 1,300 million for the next 30 years.
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