yi zi yi ri
一 字 一 日
Since the title of my website is Chinese Character A Day, we will begin by translating that title into Chinese and start with
The word Yi 一 is the most commonly used word in Chinese. It is pronounced like the letter E but in the first tone: a high, level tone with the E held constantly.
Yi 一 has many meanings: one, alone, single, whole, each, all, throughout.