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Kanji: 一 ichi one

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                JLPT N5: 1 / 100 | 1 Stroke

It is a number “1” on its side. Draw the single stroke from left to right.

On: イチ
Kun: ひと・つ
Meaning: one; 1

Examples:

一 ichi—one; the number one
一番 ichi ban—#1; the best
世界一 se kai ichi—the best in the world
一人 hitori—one person; alone [notice the irregular pronunciation. It isn't "ichi hito."]


どこが一番(いちばん)いいところですか?
doko ga ichiban ii tokoro desu ka?
Where is the best place?
[ichiban is often used this way to show the best of something: ichiban oishii—the most delicious]

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kyogaman
kyogaman
3 months ago

Great idea and very helpful.
Just one tiny quibble- there are 4 examples given but in the audio there are five. The second one ひとつ is not in the written examples.
Same with に. The second audio example ふたつ is also missing.
Sorry to be a pedant. My cross in life to bear ????

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