Today’s word of the day is 一 (yī) which means the number one. Let’s practice by making different idioms with the number one.
一心一意(yī xīn yī yì) Wholeheartedly
The first idiom is 一心一意(yī xīn yī yì) which means wholeheartedly. Let’s look at each character of this word, 一 means one and 心means heart and 意 means intention. So altogether, it means with one heart and one intention. A way of using it in a sentence is 他一心一意地工作。 (Tā yīxīnyīyì dì gōngzuò.) He worked wholeheartedly. So this describes someone who loves their join and puts their all into it.
九死一生 (jiǔ sǐ yī shēng) A narrow escape from death
Another idiom we can create with 一 (yī) is 九死一生 (jiǔ sǐ yī shēng). This is an idiom that means a narrow escape from death. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 九 means nine and 死means death and 生 means alive. So altogether, it means nine deaths and still alive. A way of using it in a sentence is 并不是很多人可以像他那样九死一生。(Bìng búshì hěnduō rén kěyǐ xiàng tā nàyàng jiǔsǐyīshēng.) Not a lot of people can have a narrow escape like him. So maybe this person has had a near-death experience.
万众一心 (wàn zhòng yì xīn) United as one
Finally, we can create the idiom 万众一心 (wàn zhòng yì xīn) which means everyone is of the same mind or in other words to be united. 万here means ten thousand, 众means people, and 心 means heart. A way of using it in a sentence is 只要我们万众一心,就可以。(Zhǐyào wǒmen wànzhòngyīxīn, jiù kěyǐ.) As long as we are united, it will be fine.