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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: 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: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: 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
Kaiyuan Shijiao Lu 《開元釋教錄》 Scroll 20 1789
Da Zhoukan Ding Zhong Jing Mulu 《大周刊定眾經目錄》 Scroll 12 1380

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
逢一 逢一 於其中路逢一病人 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 1 3
孔一 孔一 一一孔一毛生 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 1 2

Usage

Sampled for common words

ExampleSourceOccurrences
阿含 Scroll 1 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 33
集會 Scroll 2 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 14
剎利 Scroll 3 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 27
布施 Scroll 4 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 24
汝等 Scroll 5 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 13
不殺生 Scroll 1 in Sutra of the Seven Buddhas 《七佛經》 2
太子毘婆尸 Scroll 1 in Vipaśyin Buddha Sūtra 《毘婆尸佛經》 12
變化神通 Scroll 2 in Vipaśyin Buddha Sūtra 《毘婆尸佛經》 3
父母活人 Scroll 1 in Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《佛般泥洹經》 19
Scroll 2 in Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《佛般泥洹經》 41
誦經 Scroll 1 in Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《般泥洹經》 34
Scroll 2 in Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《般泥洹經》 33
修行 Scroll 1 in Mahāparinibbānasutta 《大般涅槃經》 8
Scroll 2 in Mahāparinibbānasutta 《大般涅槃經》 17
不過 Scroll 3 in Mahāparinibbānasutta 《大般涅槃經》 17
Scroll 1 in Da Jiangu Poluomen Jing 《大堅固婆羅門緣起經》 5
Scroll 2 in Da Jiangu Poluomen Jing 《大堅固婆羅門緣起經》 11
尊者阿難 Scroll 1 in Ren Xian Jing 《人仙經》 6
究竟三明 Scroll 1 in Baiyi Jin Chuang Er Poluomen Yuanqi Jing 《白衣金幢二婆羅門緣起經》 1
Scroll 2 in Baiyi Jin Chuang Er Poluomen Yuanqi Jing 《白衣金幢二婆羅門緣起經》 8
Scroll 3 in Baiyi Jin Chuang Er Poluomen Yuanqi Jing 《白衣金幢二婆羅門緣起經》 5
中有長者 Scroll 1 in Nijutuo Fanzhi Jing 《尼拘陀梵》 7
Scroll 2 in Nijutuo Fanzhi Jing 《尼拘陀梵》 3
淨信優婆塞 Scroll 1 in Sangītisūtra 《大集法門經》 6
Scroll 2 in Sangītisūtra 《大集法門經》 5