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English Definitionfirst; number one; primary
Simplified Script第一
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄧˋ ㄧ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dai6jat1
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2
Word Decomposition
(prefix indicating ordinal number, e.g. first, number two etc); order; (old) rank in the imperial examinations; mansion; (lit.) but; just
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

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Words With Same Head Word    
第二dì'èrsecond; number two; next; secondary
第三dìsānthird; number three
第四dìsìfourth; number four
Words With Same Tail Word    
统一tǒngyīto unify; to unite; to integrate
一一yīyīone by one; one after another
万一wànyījust in case; if by any chance; contingency; eleven thousand
之一zhīyīone of (something); one out of a multitude; one (third, quarter, percent etc)
唯一wéiyīonly; sole
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