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, 1, 壱, 弌, 壹, いち
Numeric, Prefix, 壱, 弌 and 壹 are used in legal documents
1. one
May take 'no', Suffix
2. best
3. first, foremost
4. beginning, start
Noun, used as a prefix, before a noun
5. a (single), one (of many)
, イー
, 逸, いっち
most, best
, ひと, ひ, ひい
Prefix, See 一・いち・1, esp. ひと
1. one
Numeric, when counting aloud, usu. ひ or ひい
2. one
, いつ
Numeric, See 一つ・ひとつ・1
1. one
See 一に
2. same (mind, path, etc.)
, 1つ, , ひとつ
1. one
often used in itemized lists
2. for one thing
after a noun
3. only
with a verb in negative form
4. (not) even
Adverbial noun
5. just (e.g. "just try it")
, いっぽう
1. one (esp. of two), the other, one way, the other way, one direction, the other direction, one side, the other side, one party, the other party
Conjunction, See 他方・2
2. on the one hand, on the other hand
3. whereas, although, but at the same time, meanwhile, in turn
Adverbial noun, Noun, used as a suffix, after noun, adjective-stem or plain verb
4. just keeps, being inclined to ..., tending to be ..., tending to do ..., continuously ..., just keeps on ...ing, only
, 1番, いちばん
May take 'no'
1. number one, first, first place
2. best, most
3. game, round, bout
See 試しに
4. as a test, as an experiment, by way of experiment, by way of trial, tentatively
5. song (e.g. in noh), piece
ひとつがい, , つがい, 1つがい
Usually in kana
pair, couple, brace
じゅういち, 十, 11, ジュウイチ
Only じゅういち, Numeric
1. eleven, 11
2. jack (playing card)
Usually in kana, ateji derived from its call
3. Hodgson's hawk-cuckoo (Cuculus fugax), Horsfield's hawk cuckoo
, 1日, いちにち, いちじつ, ひとひ, ひとえ
1. one day
Adverbial noun, See 一日中・いちにちじゅう
2. all day (long), throughout the day
See ついたち・1
3. first day of the month
ひとり, , 1人, 独り, いちにん
esp. 一人, 1人
1. one person
Only ひとり, See 一人で
2. being alone, being by oneself
esp. 独り
3. being single, being unmarried
4. by oneself, alone
Usually in kana, with neg. sentence
5. just, only, simply
, 第1, だいいち
May take 'no'
1. first, foremost, number one
2. most important
3. best, greatest, most
4. above all, besides, in any case, to begin with
, とういつ
Takes suru
unity, consolidation, uniformity, unification, compatible
いっぱい, , 1杯, ぱい, 1ぱい,
May take 'no'
1. amount necessary to fill a container (e.g. cupful, spoonful, etc.), drink (usu. alcoholic)
2. full
3. one squid, octopus, crab, etc., one boat
Adverb, Usually in kana
4. fully, to capacity
5. a lot, much
生懸命, 生けん命, いっしょうけんめい
NA-adjective, Adverbial noun, See 一所懸命, yojijukugo
very hard, with utmost effort, with all one's might, for dear life
, いちじ
Temporal noun (jisoumeishi)
1. one o'clock
Adverbial noun
2. once, at one time, formerly, before
May take 'no', in weather forecasts, indicates that a given condition will hold for less than one-quarter of the forecast period
3. for a time, for a while, for the time being, for the present, for the moment, temporarily
See 一時に
4. a time, one time, once
, 1度, たび, ひと度, とたび, いちど, ひとたび
Adverbial noun
1. once, one time, on one occasion
Only ひとたび
2. temporarily, for a moment
Only いちど
3. one degree, one tone, one musical interval
1月, , いちがつ
1. January
2. first month of the lunar calendar
, いったい
Adverb, before an interrogative, forms an emphatic question
1. (what) the heck, (why) in the world, (who) on earth
2. one object, one body, unity
3. one form, one style
4. one Buddhist image (or carving, etc.)
Adverbial noun, See 一体に
5. generally, in general
11月, 十, 一月, じゅういちがつ
1. November
2. eleventh month of the lunar calendar
, いっそう
Adverb, May take 'no'
1. much more, still more, all the more, more than ever
2. single layer (or storey, etc.)
See いっそ, Archaism
3. rather, sooner, preferably
10月, 十月, 〇月, じゅうがつ
1. October
2. tenth month of the lunar calendar
, ゆいいつ, ゆいつ, ゆういつ
May take 'no', Adverbial noun
only, sole, unique
, 1回, いっかい
Adverbial noun
once, one time, one round, one game, one bout, one heat, one inning
昨年, おと年, おととし, いっさくねん
Adverbial noun, Temporal noun (jisoumeishi)
year before last
12月, 十二月, 二月, じゅうにがつ
1. December
2. twelfth month of the lunar calendar
月立ち, 月立, 朔, , つきたち
1. first day of the month
2. first ten days of the lunar month
, 1本, いっぽん
See 本・ほん・5
1. one long cylindrical thing, one film, TV show, etc., one goal, home run, etc., one telephone call
2. one version
3. one book, a certain book
Martial arts term
4. ippon, one point, a blow
See 半玉・はんぎょく
5. geisha
, いってい, いちじょう
May take 'no', Takes suru, NA-adjective
fixed, settled, constant, definite, uniform, regularized, regularised, defined, standardized, standardised, certain, prescribed
, いっき
1. one breath
Interjection, chanted repeatedly as a party cheer
2. chug!, drink!
1万, , 10000, 〇〇〇〇, いちまん
10,000, ten thousand
, 1億, いちおく
100,000,000, one hundred million
, いっさい
May take 'no'
1. all, everything, entirety, the whole
Adverb, with neg. verb
2. absolutely (not), (not) at all, (none) whatsoever, without exception
, いっか, いっけ
1. a family, a household, a home, one's family, whole family
2. (one's own) style, school
3. gang, (yakuza) family
, まんいち, ばんいち, まんいつ, ばんいつ
lit. 1 in 10,000
1. emergency, unlikely event
2. by some chance, by some possibility
, いっしょう
Adverbial noun, Temporal noun (jisoumeishi), May take 'no'
1. whole life, a lifetime, all through life, one existence, a generation, an age, the whole world, the era
2. (the only, the greatest, etc.) of one's life
, 1歩, いっぽ
Adverbial noun, Temporal noun (jisoumeishi)
1. (a) step
2. level, stage
3. small degree, small amount
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