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yī yì

  1. number one
    Domain: 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: 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: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (NCCED '一' 4)
  5. adverb whole / all
    Domain: 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: Quantity 数量
  7. adjective the same
    Domain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: In the sense of 一样 (NCCED '一' 2)
  8. pronoun each
    Domain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (NCCED '一' 5)
  9. pronoun certain
    Domain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (NCCED '一' 6)
  10. adverb throughout
    Domain: 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: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (NCCED '一' 10) For example, 烤一烤 'heat up.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 216)

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Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《十二諸侯年表》 Yearly Chronicle of the Feudal Lords 176
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖功臣侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises in the Time of Gaozu 82
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《六國年表》 Yearly Chronicle of the Six States 81
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《封禪書》 Religious sacrificial ceremonies 71
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《卷十二‧水部》 Scroll 12, Shuǐ Radical 67
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孝武本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowu Emperor 57
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《漢興以來諸侯王年表》 Yearly Table of the Nobles of the Imperial Clan since the Han Dynasty's Founding 56
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《女部》 Nǚ Radical 42
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《卷七‧木部》 Scroll 7, Mù Radical 42
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 39

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
一变 一變 齊一變 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye 2
闻一 聞一 回也聞一以知十 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
4. 《里仁》 Li Ren in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3
5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
7. 《述而》 Shu Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 6
晏子三十 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 5
二百 《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 31
長幼 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 7
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 17
《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
萬物 《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 5
Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
Selections from Stratagems of the Warring States in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 15
Selections from Mencius in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 3
《釋宮》 Explanation of the Court in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋器》 Explanation of Utensils in Er Ya 《爾雅》 3
《釋地》 Explanation of Earth in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
成為 《釋丘》 Explanation of Hills in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋山》 Explanation of Mountains in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 5