Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

yī yì

  1. number one
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: In this sense, 一 is used in counting items (NCCED '一' 1; Ho, 2002, '一' 1). For example, 一个中心 'one center.' (Xinhua Net, 2015-12-25) Tone sandhi 变调 modifies yī to yì when it is followed by a first, second or third tone. For example, 一年 yì nián 'one year'. Also, yī becomes yì when it is followed by a fourth tone. For exmaple, 一条 yì tiáo 'one strand' (Sun 2006, loc. 545). 一 is the 2nd most common word in the 1985 Beijing Language Insititue frequency wordlist (Ho, 2002, '一').
  2. noun Kangxi radical 1
    Domain: Radicals 部首
    Notes: (ABC back cover; GHC p. 7)
  3. adverb as soon as
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇 , Concept: Correlative 关联词
    Notes: This adverb is often used as a connecting word in the subordinate clause of subordinate complex sentences. It is often used in the pattern 一…,就… to express that if a certain condition is met the result will surely follow (NCCED '一' 9; Ho, 2002, '一' 2; Li Shaoqi, 2003, pp. 194-195). For example, 一出来,才晓得自己的错误 'As soon as he came out, he realized his own mistake.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 260)
  4. adverb pure / concentrated
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (NCCED '一' 4)
  5. adverb whole / all
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: In this sense, 一 is placed in front of nouns to indicate a complete unit (NCCED '一' 3; Ho, 2002, '一' 3). For example, 一冬天 'throughout the whole winter.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 221)
  6. ordinal first
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
  7. adjective the same
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: In the sense of 一样 (NCCED '一' 2)
  8. pronoun each
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (NCCED '一' 5)
  9. pronoun certain
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (NCCED '一' 6)
  10. adverb throughout
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (NCCED '一' 8) For example, 前前后后的一想 'thought about it for a while.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 218; Li Shaoqi, 2003, pp. 195)
  11. adverb used in between a reduplicated verb
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (NCCED '一' 10) For example, 烤一烤 'heat up.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 216)

Contained in

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Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第三 律曆下 曆法 Volume 93: Rhythm and the Calendar Part Three 332
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷五十二 崔駰列傳 Volume 52: Biography of Cui Yin 222
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十下 班彪列傳 Volume 40b: Biography of Ban Biao 2 219
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷一百下 敍傳 Volume 100b: Afterword and Family History 2 210
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十九 王充王符仲長統列傳 Volume 49: Biographies of Wang Chong, Wang Fu, Zhongchang Tong 210
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷六十七 黨錮列傳 Volume 67: Biographies of Partisan Prohibitions 195
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷五十四 楊震列傳 Volume 54: Biography of Yang Zhen 193
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十上 班彪列傳 Volume 40a: Biography of Ban Biao 1 193
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷三十九 劉趙淳于江劉周趙列傳 Volume 39: Biographies of Liu, Zhao, Chunyu, Jiang, Liu, Zhou, Zhao 168
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十三 朱樂何列傳 Volume 43: Biographies of Zhu, Yue, He 161

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
一人 一人 繫一人之本 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 序 Preface 56
一章 一章 一章三句 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧召南‧行露 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Shao And The South - Xing Lu 51
予一 予一 爾尚輔予一人致天之罰 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 湯誓 Shang Shu - Speech of Tang 25
一曰 一曰 一曰風 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 序 Preface 10
一朝 一朝 一朝饗之 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧南有嘉魚之什‧彤弓 Minor odes of the kingdom - Nan You Jia Yu Zhi Shen - Tong Gong 6
一德 一德 咸有一德 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 咸有一德 Shang Shu - Common Possession of Pure Virtue 6
一国 一國 是以一國之事 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 序 Preface 5
美一 美一 有美一人 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄭‧野有蔓草 Lessons from the states - Odes of Zheng - Ye You Man Cao 5
一夫 一夫 一夫不獲 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 說命下(僞) Shang Shu - Charge to Yue III (forged) 4
弓一 弓一 彤弓一 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 文侯之命 Zhou Shu - Charge to the Marquis Wen 4