「一」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: jat1
Part of Speech: affix
Explanation:
  • do a bit of something, an infix between the duplication of the first syllable of a verb, meaning the action occurs for a short amount of time, the syllable 一 jat1 may be reduced to a shorter sound or a floating tone that raises the pitch of the previous syllable
    (Cant.) ho6jat1ho6keoi5
    (Eng.) to celebrate (do a bit of celebration)
    (Cant.) tai2jat1tai2zau6zau2
    (Eng.) take a brief look then leave
    (Cant.) jap6fong2tung4ngo5king1jat1king1aa1
    (Eng.) Come into my room for a quick talk.
    (Cant.) cing2nei5dang2jat1dang2
    (Eng.) Please wait a moment.
    (Cant.) nei5ho2nang4jiu3haau2jat1haau2leoi6
    (Eng.) You may have to think about it.

  • a diminutive infix between the duplication of a monosyllabic gradable adjective, meaning "really"
    (Cant.) faa3dou3go3zong1leng3jat1leng3
    (Eng.) really pretty makeup
    (Cant.) zat1dou3go3syu1baau1cung5jat1cung5
    (Eng.) packed a very heavy bag
    (Cant.) go3fung1daa2dou3zeng3jat1zeng3
    (Eng.) The typhoon hits here straight.
    (Cant.) san1zing1tau2zoek3dou3hung4jat1hung4
    (Eng.) (Someone) dress in all red during the Chinese new year.
    (Cant.) keoi5laam2dou3ngo5sat6jat1sat6
    (Eng.) She held me tightly.
    (Cant.) zi1zau2gwai3jat1gwai3dou1jiu3maai5
    (Eng.) I'll buy a bottle of wine, even if it's quite expensive.

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「一」

Entry #2
Pronunciation: jat1
Part of Speech: conjunction
Explanation:
as soon as; once
(Cant.) 一試便知龍與鳳jat1 si3 bin6 zi1 lung4 jyu5 fung6
(Eng.) the truth will be revealed upon a test
(Cant.) keoi5jat1faan1lei4zau6naau6jan4
(Eng.) He started telling off people once he got here.
(Cant.) ngo5jat1soeng5toi4zau6wui5hou2gan2zoeng1
(Eng.) I get very nervous once I step on the stage.
See also: 再度 曾經 一次過
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「一」

Entry #3
Pronunciation: jat1
Part of Speech: number
Explanation:
one; a
(Cant.) jat1bui1caa4
(Eng.) a cup of tea
Synonym: Synonym:
See also: 單 一條冷
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