■ is best; the most
■ The kanji mean: 一 (one) + 番 (number (in a series); one's turn (in a game or duty))
■ Something is considered the best within a certain context.
HOW to use:
■ Nouns: noun + は/が + いちばん
■ Verbs: Plain form verb + の + は/が + いちばん
Japanese-style food | among | which | best | like | is it?
What is your favorite Japanese food?
one year | most | busy | as for | when | is it?
When is your busiest time of the year?
Japanese langauge | best | like
I like Japanese the best!