Japanese Word Entry

一番
Kana:いちばん
Definitions:
  1. number one, first, first place

  2. best, most

  3. game, round, bout

  4. as a test, as an experiment, by way of experiment, by way of trial, tentatively

  5. song (e.g. in noh), piece

Alternative form: 1番

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Chinese characters used in this word

one, one radical (no.1), a, an, alone
Readings
Mandarin: ㄧ (yī)
Cantonese: jat1
Japanese: イチ、 イツ / ひと-、 ひと.つ、 ひとたび、 はじめ
Korean:
Vietnamese: nhất
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turn, number in a series, to take turns, a turn, a time, to repeat
Readings
Mandarin: ㄈㄢ (fān), ㄆㄢ (pān), ㄈㄢˊ (fán), ㄅㄛ (bō), ㄆㄛˊ (pó), ㄆㄢˊ (pán), ㄆㄢˋ (pàn), ㄆㄧˊ (pí)
Cantonese: faan1, pun1
Japanese: バン、 ハン / つが.い、 つがう、 つがえる
Korean: 번, 반
Vietnamese: phiên, phan, ba, bà, dẻo, phen
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