一番

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  • いちばん ichiban

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  • nounnoun taking the genitive case particle の
    number one, first, first place
    • adverb
      best, most
      • noun
        game, round, bout
        • adverb
          as a test, as an experiment, by way of experiment, by way of trial, tentatively
          • see also: 
        • noun
          song (e.g. in noh), piece

          Numbers

          The numbers in Japanese.

          Basic numbers

          NumberJapaneseEnglish
          0Zero
          1One
          2Two
          3Three
          4Four
          5Five
          6Six
          7Seven
          8Eight
          9Nine

          Teens

          NumberJapaneseEnglish
          10Ten
          11Eleven
          12Twelve
          13Thirteen
          14Fourteen
          15Fifteen
          16Sixteen
          17Seventeen
          18Eighteen
          19Nineteen

          Big numbers

          NumberJapaneseEnglish
          10Ten
          100Hundred
          1,000Thousand
          10,000Ten thousand
          108Hundred million
          1012Trillion

          Ordinals

          NumberJapaneseEnglish
          1stFirst
          2ndSecond
          3rdThird

          Fractions

          NumberJapaneseEnglish
          halfHalf
          ½One half
          One third

          Kanji in this word

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          • 1 strokes

            one, one radical (no.1)

          • 12 strokes

            turn, number in a series

          Example sentences

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          • Japanese sentence

            このネクタイにしましょう、一番よさそうだから。 

            Sentence analysis
            English translation

            I will take this tie, as it seems to be the best.

          一番

          Pronunciation

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          The word is written in kana (hiragana or katakana) and the romaji transliteration using the Hepburn method. Some words indicated by the symbol have a computer generated audio that can be listened by clicking on it.

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          • ひとつがい hitotsugai

          Translation

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          • usually written using kana alonenoun
            pair, couple, brace

            Kanji in this word

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            • 1 strokes

              one, one radical (no.1)

            • 12 strokes

              turn, number in a series

            Example sentences

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            • Japanese sentence

              1つがいのカナリアだけが彼女の友達であった。 

              Sentence analysis
              English translation

              A pair of canaries are her only friends.