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第一 dì yī: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

第一 (dì yī) English Meaning

  • first
  • number one

Traditional Characters: 第一

第 is only found in HSK 2.

一 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

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

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 一

HSK 1 Word List

  • 一(yī): one; 1; single; a (article); as soon as; entire; whole; all; throughout; ‘one’ radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1)
  • 一点儿(yī diǎn er): a little (bit)

HSK 2 Word List

  • 第一(dì yī): first; number one
  • 一下(yī xià):  (used after a verb) give it a go; to do (something for a bit to give it a try); one time; once; in a while; all of a sudden; all at once
  • 一起(yī qǐ): together; in the same place; with; altogether (in total)

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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