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一直 yī zhí: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

一直 (yī zhí) English Meaning

  • straight (in a straight line)
  • continuously
  • always
  • from the beginning of… up to…
  • all along

Traditional Characters: 一直

一 forms words in:

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

直 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 一直往前走。
    Yīzhí wǎng qián zǒu.
    Keep walking straight ahead.
  • 我一直想见你。
    Wǒ yīzhí xiǎngjiàn nǐ.
    I’ve been wanting to see you.
  • 她一直想成名。
    Tā yīzhí xiǎng chéngmíng.
    She has always been desirous of fame.
  • 我一直在想你。
    Wǒ yīzhí zài xiǎng nǐ.
    I think of you all the time.
  • 他一直都缺钱。
    Tā yīzhí dōu quē qián.
    He’s always short of money.
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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

直 (zhí): straight; to straighten; fair and reasonable; frank; straightforward; (indicates continuing motion or action); vertical; vertical downward stroke in Chinese characters

  • 十(shí): ten
  • 目(mù): eye
  • 一(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

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 直

HSK 3 Word List

  • 一直(yī zhí): straight (in a straight line); continuously; always; from the beginning of.. up to..; all along

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 简直(jiǎn zhí): simply; at all; practically
  • 直(zhí): directly; straight; to straighten; fair and reasonable; frank; straightforward; (indicates continuing motion or action); vertical; vertical downward stroke in Chinese characters

HSK 6 Word List

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