yī one


Number of strokes 1

Radical

Index 1 used in: bǐng (third in order) ; chǒu (shameful) ; dé (virtue) ; huò (maybe) ; lì (beautiful) ; qiě (and) ; shì (life) ; yǔ (to give) ; zhèng (correct) ; bù (no; not) ; dàn (dawn) ; bǎi (hundred) Next radical 2 gǔn >

Sounds same

yī (doctor) yī (clothes) yī (clothes)

Different tone

yí (proper) yǐ (hidden) yǐ (to use) yǐ (chair) yǐ (already) 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
百闻不如一见 bǎi wén bù rú yí jiàn Delighted to meet you
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 Everything comes to him who waits
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 Gaining a skill has great value for the future

Phrases

一个星期 yī gè xīng qī one week
一个月 yī gè yuè one month
你好我要买一张票 nǐ hǎo wǒ yào mǎi yī zhāng piào Hello, I want to buy a ticket
等一等 děng yī děng wait a moment
我要一瓶青岛啤酒 wǒ yào yī píng qīng dǎo pí jiǔ I want a bottle of Qingdao beer
请给我一双筷子 qǐng gěi wǒ yī shuāng kuài zǐ Please bring me a pair of chopsticks
Kites

Kites

Culture

Along with many other things the Chinese lay claim to the invention of the kite. Kite flying remains very popular in China and many can be seen flying in public parks. In the past they have been used for military purposes but fishing is probably the most ancient use.

Woks

Wok is one Chinese word you may know that has a Cantonese rather than a Mandarin origin. The Chinese character is pronounced as 'guo' in standard Mandarin Chinese but as 'wok' in Cantonese. In both cases it means the same thing: 'cooking pot'.
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