As I browsing around on the internet, I was looking at what a sentence meant in English. But the issue is that I was not sure if this is the Chinese letter for "1" or does it have a different interpretation.

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I am talking about is this letter ^. It's the letter that looks like a dash but has that little thing at the right end.

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Yes, it is chinese number one. For the whole phrase, it is normally used like 改编自XXX同名小说, means "edited from the novel with the same name from XXX"

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 as Arabic numerals。

〇一二三四五六七八九十 for normal use in China (since ancient china).

零壹贰叁肆伍陆柒捌玖拾 for financial use in China, like accounting or bank transaction application.

  • oops, forgot this, or for zero.
    – Shaw
    Commented Mar 17, 2020 at 22:55
  • It's possible to edit to add them in.
    – Becky 李蓓
    Commented Mar 18, 2020 at 0:36

What you think is a caret (^) on the line is just the font style, the character is 1 = 一, yì

改编自....... 有一眼..........同名.......小说作品
gǎibiānzì (yǒuyìyǎn) tóngmíng xiǎoshuōzuòpǐn
Adaptedfrom (this is a pen name, nom du plume) same name novel
Adapted from You Yiyan's novel

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    I think the caret ^ functions as an up arrow, pointing to the 一 above.
    – Becky 李蓓
    Commented Mar 18, 2020 at 0:35
  • Look in the picture at 有, 作 ,you see the same: a horizontal line 一 with a little bump on the end. It's the font.
    – Pedroski
    Commented Mar 18, 2020 at 3:18

We are not sure whether or not it is "one". And when I see 同名小說作品. I think that whether or not 有一眼 is the writer who write novel(同名小說作品).

In this kind of situation, Google can provide help. I google 有一眼 and I found that there are several books, of which the author is 有一眼.

There is probability that 有一眼 is a writer who writes books.

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