一 字 一 日
Zi 字 is pronounced in the fourth tone.
Two separate meanings:
- character, word
examples: yi 一 zi字 = one word
zi 字dian 典 = dictionary
zi 字means word and dian 典means standard or canon
example: qian 签 zi 字 = sign one’s name
qian 签 is pronounced `chien’ in the first tone . The letter q in Chinese words sounds like ch. The word 签 means to sign. In this instance, 字 means name.