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; Rouzer 2007; p. 14). 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
    Notes: (Rouzer 2007; p. 14)
  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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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百〇六 志第一百五十九 藝文五 Volume 206 Treatises 159: Arts and Literature 5 807
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百〇五 志第一百五十八 藝文四 Volume 205 Treatises 158: Arts and Literature 4 669
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷34 志第29 經籍三 Volume 34 Treatises 29: Bibliography 3 667
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百〇七 志第一百六十 藝文六 Volume 207 Treatises 160: Arts and Literature 6 613
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷八十五 志第三十五:  百官一 Volume 85 Treatises 38: Official Posts 1 563
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷五十九    志第四十九  藝文三 Volume 59 Treatises 55: The Arts 3 554
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百〇八 志第一百六十一 藝文七 Volume 208 Treatises 161: Arts and Literature 7 537
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷八十七 志第三十七:  百官三 Volume 87 Treatises 40: Official Posts 3 494
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷35 志第30 經籍四 Volume 35 Treatises 30: Bibliography 4 492
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷四十四 志第二十四: 職官三 Volume 44 Treatises 24: Government Service 3 460

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
一年 一年 十有一年 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 15
一曰 一曰 一曰風 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 序 Preface 10
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
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
一国 一國 是以一國之事 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 序 Preface 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