John
What does 一 mean in this sentence?

大家好

What does 一 (or maybe 一来?) mean in this sentence beneath? I'm not sure about where the word boundaries lie.

每天,叶限一来到池塘边,这条鱼就会游过来,出头来

多谢

Apr 4, 2019 5:40 PM
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The sentence means: Every day, as soon as (一) Ye Xian arrived at the pond, the fish would come and show his head.
April 4, 2019
That's the character 一 (yi). It means "once" or "as soon as". The grammatical structure is 一... 就... Read the explanation here: https://www.chineseboost.com/grammar/yi1-jiu4-as-soon-as/.
April 4, 2019
Thank you so much for clarifying this :)
April 4, 2019
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