第一 dì yī: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

第一 (dì yī) English Meaning

  • first
  • number one

Traditional Characters: 第一

Sample Sentences

  • 我赢得了第一名!
    Wǒ yíngdéle dì yī míng!
    I’ve won first prize!
  • 你第一节课上什么?
    Nǐ dì yī jié kè shàng shénme?
    What do you have for first period?
  • 是珍妮赢得了第一名。
    Shì zhēnnī yíngdéle dì yī míng.
    It was Janet that won first prize.
  • 第一学期四月分开始。
    Dì yī xuéqí sì yuè fēn kāishǐ.
    The first term starts in April.
  • 汤姆希望赢得第一名。
    Tāngmǔ xīwàng yíngdé dì yī míng.
    Tom’s hope was to win first prize.
  • 她重写了剧本的第一幕。
    Tā chóng xiěle jùběn de dì yī mù.
    She worked on the first act of the play.

Stroke Order & Character Components

第 (dì): (prefix indicating ordinal number, e.g. first, number two etc); order; (old) rank in the imperial examinations; mansion; (lit.) but; just

  •  (shì): bamboo
  •  (diào ): to hang, suspend
  • 丿 (piě): oblique

一 (yī): one (1); single; a (article); as soon as; entire; whole; all; throughout; 'one' radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1); also pr. (yāo) for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit

  • (yī): one
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