一定 yí dìng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

一定 (yí dìng) English Meaning

  • surely
  • certainly
  • necessarily
  • fixed
  • a certain (extent, etc.)
  • given
  • particular
  • must

Traditional Characters: 一定

一 forms words in:

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

定 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 一定有误会了!
    Yīdìng yǒu wùhuìle!
    There must be some misunderstanding!
  • 他一定是校长。
    Tā yīdìng shì xiàozhǎng.
    He must be the principal.
  • 这一定是风声。
    Zhè yīdìng shì fēngshēng.
    It must have been the wind.
  • 他一定很爱你。
    Tā yīdìng hěn ài nǐ.
    He must love you.
  • 她一定是生病了。
    Tā yīdìng shì shēngbìngle.
    She must have been sick.
  • 他们一定在等你。
    Tāmen yīdìng zài děng nǐ.
    They must be waiting for you.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

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

  • (yī): one

定 (dìng): to set; to fix; to determine; to decide; to order

  • 宀(mián): roof
  • 正(zhèng): just (right); main; upright; straight; correct; positive; greater than zero; principle; to correct; to rectify

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

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 定

HSK 3 Word List

  • 决定(jué dìng): to decide (to do something); to resolve; decision; certainly; CL: 個|个(gè), 项(xiàng)
  • 一定(yí dìng): surely; certainly; necessarily; fixed; a certain (extent, etc.); given; particular; must

HSK 4 Word List

  • 规定(guī dìng): to stipulate; to fix; to set; to formulate; to provide; regulation; rule; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 肯定(kěn dìng): to be sure; to be certain; sure; certain; definite; to confirm; to affirm; affirmative

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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