Chinese Traditional:
Chinese Simplified:
Pinyin: yi2
Zhuyin: ㄧˊ
English Meaning: 1. one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as 3. single 4. whole, entire, all, throughout 5. (indicating that the action has occurred only once or the intention to try) 6. for the first time, at the beginning

Example Sentences:

wo3 yao4 song4 ni3 yi2 ge5 sheng1 ri4 li3 wu4.
I want to give you a birthday gift.
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他是一個酒鬼, 很難改變。
他是一个酒鬼, 很难改变。
ta1 shi4 yi2 ge5 jiu3 gui3, hen3 nan2 gai3 bian4.
He is an alcoholic, it's very difficult to change that.
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na4 zhi3 shi4 yi2 ge5 xiao4 hua4.
That was just a joke.
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lun2 dun1 shi4 yi2 ge5 hen3 you3 qu4 de5 cheng2 shi4.
London is a very interesting city.
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ta1 shi4 yi2 ge5 you3 qian2 ren2.
He is a rich man.
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wo3 men5 yi3 jing1 deng3 le5 yi2 ge5 xiao3 shi2 le5.
We have been waiting for an hour already.
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我要買一輛摩托車, 因為很方便。
我要买一辆摩托车, 因为很方便。
wo3 yao4 mai3 yi2 liang4 mo2 tuo1 che1, yin1 wei4 hen3 fang1 bian4.
I want to buy a scooter, because it is very convenient.
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