Yi

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

YI   一

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.

7 replies
  1. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    Thanks. I am Chinese, but need a lot of help remembering everything since I have forgotten when I started preschool

  2. Linda
    Linda says:

    Very intriguing so far, Adeline! Can you include more pronunciations, such as yi zi yi (day)? And an explicit explanation of each tone, as you did with yi? (e.g., how do you describe the fourth tone?)

    • Chloe
      Chloe says:

      Thanks Adeline your so special to be up to the challenge to teach lots of people this language! Do you think you can manage? I believe that you can and will you have courage, faith and stength!

    • Chloe
      Chloe says:

      Thanks Adeline your so special to be up to the challenge to teach lots of people this language! Do you think you can manage? I believe that you can and will you have courage, faith and stength! Go Adeline!

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