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Understanding the pronunciation and explanation of Common Chinese character: 一


  
Chinese Character Try to write it by Doodle Program Pronunciations and explanations
   [yī]  
(one, a little);
第一 dì-yī [first, primary];
看一看 kànyīkàn [have a (quick) look at]
[yí]  
(used before tone #4);
一个人 yí gè rén [one person];
一定 yídìng [certain];
一样 yíyàng [same];
一月 yíyuè [January]
[yì]  
(used before tones #2 and #3);
一点儿 yìdiǎnr [a little];
一些 yìxiē [some]

How to write Chinese characters
The order of strokes of Chinese characters are traditionally classified into eight basic forms, each appearing in the character "eternally" and according to their contemporary names("Dian", "Heng", "Shu", "Gou", "Ti", "Pie", "Duan Pie", "Na"). Though somewhat arbitrary, this system has remained popular for nearly two millenia. Go to this page to learn more about the order of strokes of Chinese characters.