Meaning

Primary

First Place

Alternative

First Rank

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The ordinal number prefix one rank. Basically, this means "first rank" or first place.

Reading

だいいちい
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

Pattern of Use

  • 第一位に〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 第一位になる
    to become first place
    第一位にする
    to elect to first place
    第一位にえらばれる
    to be elected to first place

Context Sentences

トーフグはユニークな日本語学習教ざいとして、五年れんぞく第一位のざをかくとくしています。

Tofugu got first place five consecutive times in tournaments for unique Japanese learning tools.

トーフグチームの中で一番げん付乗りまわしていてほしい人第一位はわたしてきにはクリステンなんだよね。

Out of the whole Tofugu team, I personally want Kristen to drive around in a moped the most.

あきらが入社するまで、ヒロは五年続けて、社内で売り上げ第一位だった。

Hiro had been the top sales person in the company for five consecutive years until Akira joined the company.

Kanji Composition