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一边 yī biān: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

一边 (yī biān) English Meaning

  • one side
  • either side
  • on the one hand
  • on the other hand
  • doing while

Traditional Characters: 一邊

一 forms words in:

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

边 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 他到另一边去了。
    Tā dào lìng yībiān qùle.
    He went over to the other side.
  • 他一边唱歌一边工作。
    Tā yībiān chànggē yībiān gōngzuò.
    He sang while working.
  • 小棚屋在房子的一边。
    Xiǎo péng wū zài fángzi de yībiān.
    The shed is to the side of the house.
  • 他用肘部把我挤到一边。
    Tā yòng zhǒu bù bǎ wǒ jǐ dào yībiān.
    He elbowed me out of the way.
  • 这个问题暂时放在一边。
    Zhège wèntí zhànshí fàng zài yībiān.
    That problem has been shelved for the time being.
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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

边 (biān): side; edge; margin; border; boundary; CL: 個|个(gè); simultaneously

  • 辶 (chuò): brisk walking
  • 力 (lì): force

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 边

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

  • 一边(yī biān):  one side; either side; on the one hand; on the other hand; doing while

HSK 6 Word List

  • 边疆(biān jiāng):  border area; borderland; frontier; frontier region
  • 边界(biān jiè):  boundary; border
  • 边境(biān jìng):  frontier; border
  • 边缘(biān yuán):  edge; fringe; verge; brink; periphery; marginal; borderline
  • 周边(zhōu biān):  periphery; rim

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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