Meaning

Primary

First Rate

Alternatives

First Class, Top Notch, Top Grade

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

This is a weird one. You have one stream. This is first rate stream material we have here, though. If you think about it, if you only have one stream (instead of a ton of streams), you can put all your effort and energy into it. When you do that, you're making sure it is a first rate stream in terms of quality and anything else.

Reading

いちりゅう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 一流〜
  • 一流の〜
  • 一流に〜
  • 一流と〜
  • 〜の一流

Common Word Combinations

  • 一流大学
    first-rate university
    一流ホテル
    first-rate hotel
    一流メーカー
    leading manufacturer
  • 一流の人
    aristocratic person
    一流の研究
    first-rate research
    一流のプロ
    top-notch professional
  • 一流になれる
    can become first-rate
    一流にする
    to make first-rate
    一流になる
    to become first-rate
  • 一流と言える
    can say something is first-rate
    一流とよぶ
    to call something first-rate
    一流と言う
    to say something is first-rate
  • 世界の一流
    world class
    海外の一流
    first class overseas
    国内外の一流
    first class domestically and internationally

Context Sentences

さすが、一流のピアニストは違うね。

That's something only first-rate pianists can do.

わたしの妹は、お金持ちで一流のしんしとこいに落ちました。

My sister fell in love with a wealthy, first-class gentleman.

これでコウイチは一流社会の仲間入りだ。たくさんのセレブに会ったり、シャンパンパーティにもすぐ行き始めるだろう。

Koichi is now a member of the upper class. He will meet a bunch of celebrities and start going to champagne parties soon.

Kanji Composition