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一般 yī bān: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

一般 (yī bān) English Meaning

  • ordinary
  • common
  • general
  • generally
  • in general
  • same

Traditional Characters: 一般

一 forms words in:

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

般 is only found in HSK 3.

Sample Sentences

  • 韩国菜一般都很辣。
    Hánguó cài yībān dōu hěn là.
    Korean food is generally very spicy.
  • 男人一般都比女人强壮。
    Nánrén yībān dōu bǐ nǚrén qiángzhuàng.
    Generally speaking, men are stronger than women.
  • 女性一般比男性长寿十年。
    Nǚxìng yībān bǐ nánxìng chángshòu shí nián.
    Generally, women live 10 years longer than men.
  • 美国人一般都很喜欢喝咖啡。
    Měiguó rén yībān dōu hěn xǐhuān hē kāfēi.
    Generally speaking, Americans are very fond of coffee.
  • 一般认为出国旅游可增广见闻。
    Yībān rènwéi chūguó lǚyóu kě zēng guǎng jiànwén.
    It is generally thought that traveling abroad can enrich one’s knowledge.
  • 古时认为一般金属能变成黄金。
    Gǔ shí rènwéiyībān jīnshǔ néng biàn chéng huángjīn.
    In ancient times it was thought that ordinary metal could be transmuted into gold.
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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

般 (bān): sort; kind; class; way; manner;

  • 舟 (zhōu): boat
  • 殳 (shū): weapon

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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