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[ひと()·]
hitotsu
numeric, noun, adverb, no adjective

Alternate Written Forms:

[ひと()·]
hitotsu
[ひとつ()]
hitotsu

English Meaning(s) for 一つ

numeric
  1. one
noun
  1. for one thing (often used in itemized lists)
  2. only (after a noun)
  3. (not) even (with a verb in negative form)
noun, adverb
  1. just (e.g. "just try it")
no adjective
  1. some kind of; one type of

Definition and Synonyms for 一つ

Tentatively in a tentative manner
Synonyms: 一つ, 一応, 仮に
One a single person or thing
Synonyms: もの, もの, , , , , , 一つ, 一個
Piece an instance of some kind
Synonyms: 一つ, 少し
Ace the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
Synonyms: , ワン, , , , , , 一つ

Meanings for each kanji in 一つ

» one; one radical (no.1)

Categories 一つ is a member of

Unit a single undivided whole
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Instance an occurrence of something
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Digit one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 一つ

Sample Sentences for 一つ

Naka is one of the 18 administrative districts that compose Yokohama prefecture.
For one thing, I am poor; for another, I am busy.
According to Tom, Mary is just a predatory guru who promises gain.
There is one thing I look back on with regret.
For one thing, I couldn't afford to do that.

Comments for 一つ

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Counters are for specific types of objects, but 一つ二つ三つetc. are general and can be used for anything. An example of some specific counters are 一人(HITORI) for people or 一枚(ICHIMAI) for flat objects. 一is just the number one.

#2 Posted by adam wolf over 8 years ago

The difference between 一つ and 一 Is one a counter for something specific and the other something else? I enjoy this website; however I can't fully understand what all these different counters are. Will someone explain the differences?

#1 Posted by brirob24 over 8 years ago


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