Translation:There is one chair.
Right, I often need to check comments for the correct pronunciation when it zips by.
Kanji (Chinese symbols) are pronounced in different ways depending on how they are used in words. 一つ is "hitotsu" (one thing), 一人 is "hitori" (oner person), 一枚 is "ichimai" (one flat object).
a piece of paper, a plate, ...
Something that is more 2 dimensional than 3 dimensional.
It has width and length, but not much height (compared to its length and width)
Wide, Long, but very Short.
Think of it as being similar to how English language has different number-related words, like 'one' and 'first'; 'two' and 'second'.
Ichi is borrowed from chinese and is used as a standalone word for counting, but japanese people could already count before they got ichi, but they could only count objects. Their original word was hito. Now, both words have the same kanji but the reading differs depending on the context (here, the tsu selects the "hito" reading). This happens a lot in other cases, with other words, too.
btw the chinese reading is usually refered to as on'yomi and the original japanese one is kun'yomi
Because that is how 一つ is pronouned. Honestly its difficult to explain, just google it
I think so, yes. Word order doesn't matter in Japanese, since all the important parts are marked with a particle.
I believe a "no" symbol has to be thrown in there for that sentence structure to work, though
I beg your pardon, but what is the difference between "it's" and "it is"? I've tried to translate that one as "it is one chair", but the app texted that "it's" is right and my answer is wrong. whaaat
how is, "There is only 1 chair" wrong? really? should I have left out the only or written out one?
The word "only" (だけ) isn't in the sentence. It would have been 椅子が一つだけあります (いすが一つだけあります) instead.
一, in this context, means one.
In katakana, which are the characters used for foreign words, 一 is used as an extension of the last vowel (like in "テーブル/teeburu").
一つ is pronounced as "hitotsu," while standalone 一 would be pronounced "ichi."
They can be interchangeable, but there is still a difference between them. は is the subject marker, whereas が is one of the many direct object markers : 彼は好きです : he likes it 彼が好きです : I like him
I keep always forgetting that there are no dashes in hiragana so I always assume that "いすが一つあります" is "isugaatsu arimasu" which is the wrong pronunciation I need to remember this
If I'm using the keyboard to type out my answer, how am I supposed to know weather it'll accept 一つ Or ひとつ
I had to retry this one three times because I thought the voice-over lady said futatsu instead of hitotsu
I said there is chair one. Why cant it say check yiu spelling or There was a typo?
Why are the counters sometimes before and sometimes after the thing that's counted?
All of these "Enter what you hear" questions have such an inconsistent answer check. You either require entering all hiragana, a mix of kanji, or only kanji.
For example, this particular question does not accept いすがひとつあります
Please flag such answers as accepted as keyboard users will be forced to remember specific answers versus actually learning and understanding the content.