TLD Registry, the registry of Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top level domains, and ChopChop.domains is releasing the 8th installment of their Chinese Domaining Masterclass blog series.
Here are the previous seven installments:
1: 一; Pinyin: Yī
The number one is non-divisible, and much like an apple, it cannot be broken down into two pieces without first cutting it open. This analogy denotes the fact that the number one is strong and cannot be moved without breaking it down. Throughout Chinese history, the number one continues to stand as a symbol of unity, wholeness, and concentration.
The Mandarin spelling and pronunciation for the number one is “yi,” or “yao” and the Cantonese spelling and pronunciation for the number one is “jat.” There are actually two ways of pronouncing “one,” which creates many different sound-alikes. The most common are “want,” “invite,” “to come,” and “you (in the familiar form).”
- The noun sound-a-likes for the number one are: rumor and goblin
- The verb sound-a-likes for the number one are: shout, demand, scoop, bite, and shake
- The adjective sound-a-likes for the number one are: small, gentle, distant, important
Some top-selling numeric sales over the past several years that include the number one:
On ChopChop.domains users can find and buy Chinese domain names easily, even if they don’t speak Chinese. In particular, the Premium Name search filter allows users to search English translation keywords among 42 categories, or by domain keyword in Simplified Chinese or pinyin, by popularity, and by price range.