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一生
Main
English Definitionall one's life; throughout one's life
Simplified Script一生
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinyīshēng
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
yìshēng
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧ ㄕㄥ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jat1sang1
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
one; 1; single; a (article); as soon as; entire; whole; all; throughout; "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1); also pr. [yao1] for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit
shēngto be born; to give birth; life; to grow; raw; uncooked; student

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Words With Same Head Word    
一些yīxiēsome; a few; a little
一直yīzhístraight (in a straight line); continuously; always; from the beginning of ... up to ...; all along
一切yīqièeverything; every; all
一样yīyàngsame; like; equal to; the same as; just like
一般yībānsame; ordinary; so-so; common; general; generally; in general
Words With Same Tail Word    
发生fāshēngto happen; to occur; to take place; to break out
医生yīshēngdoctor
卫生wèishēnghealth; hygiene; sanitation
产生chǎnshēngto arise; to come into being; to come about; to give rise to; to bring into being; to bring about; to produce; to engender; to generate; to appear; appearance; emergence; generation; production; yield
出生chūshēngto be born
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