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 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

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

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