1 Reply ・ Started by NintamaJula at 2019-08-26 10:08:43 UTC ・ Last reply by Leebo at 2019-08-26 10:29:59 UTC
This is a discussion about 一人

Hitori vs. Ichinin

Is there different uses between the pronunciation of ひとり vs. いちにん?

Leebo at 2019-08-26 10:29:59 UTC

いちにん is basically never used on its own. It appears in other words like 一人前 and 一人称, but when someone wants to express the concept of "one person," they are going to use the word ひとり.

There might be some literary uses, or uses in obscure expressions or something, but if you basically forget about いちにん except for the words I mentioned, you will have no issues.

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