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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *三* | 三* | *三
three / 3
HSK 1
over and over again / again and again
HSK 5
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *三* | 三* | *三
surname San
Sanchong or Sanch'ung city in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan / Mie Prefecture in central Japan
treble
Wednesday
see 3C[san1 C]
Sanmin district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市, south Taiwan
March / third month (of the lunar year)
Sanmin district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市, south Taiwan
Sanxing or Sanhsing township in Yilan county 宜蘭縣|宜兰县, Taiwan / Samsung (South Korean electronics company)
three major stars of the Three Stars 參宿|参宿 Chinese constellation / the belt of Orion / three spirits , 祿|禄, and 壽|寿 associated with the Three Stars 參宿|参宿 Chinese constellation
San Francisco (California)
mistress / the other woman (coll.) / grade 3 in elementary school
Yong'an county level city in Sanming 三明, Fujian / Yong'an or Yung'an township in Kaohsiung county 高雄縣|高雄县, southwest Taiwan
(Tw) (vulgar) what the hell? (from Taiwanese 啥潲, Tai-lo pr. [siánn-siâ], equivalent to Mandarin 什麼|什么)
History of the Three Kingdoms, fourth of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史, composed by Chen Shou 陳壽|陈寿 in 289 during Jin Dynasty 晉朝|晋朝, 65 scrolls
triple
Wednesday
lacking three key attributes (or at least one of them)
Three Gorges on the Chang Jiang or Yangtze, namely: Qutang Gorge 瞿塘峽|瞿塘峡, Wuxia Gorge 巫峽|巫峡 and Xiling Gorge 西陵峽|西陵峡 / Sanxia or Sanhsia town in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan
triangle
thirteen / 13
grade 3 / third class / category C
third / three times / (math.) degree three, cubic (equation)
thirty / 30
Three Kingdoms period (220-280) in Chinese history / several Three Kingdoms periods in Korean history, esp. from 1st century AD to unification under Silla 新羅|新罗 in 658
Da Qiao, one of the Two Qiaos, according to Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义, the two great beauties of ancient China
briefs / panties
sandwich (loanword) / CL: 個|个
triathlon (Tw) / (athletics) throwing events excluding the hammer throw (i.e. discus, javelin and shot put)
(slang) threesome
third category movie (containing sexual or violent content)
triathlon
BWH, abbr. for a woman's three measurements, namely: bust 胸圍|胸围, waist 腰圍|腰围 and hip 臀圍|臀围
enterprise with no premises, capital or regular staff
somewhat / to some degree
sauna (loanword) (Tw)
Human Sovereign, one of the three legendary sovereigns 三皇
Sanyi township in Miaoli county 苗栗縣|苗栗县, northwest Taiwan
the Three Precious Treasures of Buddhism, namely: the Buddha , the Dharma (his teaching), and the Sangha (his monastic order)
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (media term used esp. since 1997)
one third
trilogy
Abe Shinzo (1954-), Japanese LDP politician, prime minister 2006-2007 and from 2012
person without identification papers, a normal residence permit or a source of income
3rd rank of candidates who passed the imperial examination
three generations of a family / the three earliest dynasties (Xia, Shang and Zhou)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *蜀* | 蜀* | *蜀
short name for Sichuan 四川 province / one of the Three Kingdoms 三國|三国 after the Han dynasty, also called 蜀漢|蜀汉, situated around what is now Sichuan province
to distinguish oneself through virtue (one the three imperishables 三不朽)
third (musical interval)
sb who is romantically involved with sb already in a committed relationship / the other woman / the other man / third person / third party (in dispute) / disinterested party / number three in a list
great wide world / marvelously diverse world / (Buddhism) cosmos (abbr. for 三千大千世界)
Sanya prefecture level city, Hainan
Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River
Sanyi township in Miaoli county 苗栗縣|苗栗县, northwest Taiwan
the Third (of numbered kings)
Santimen township in Pingtung County 屏東縣|屏东县, Taiwan
Three Character Classic, 13th century reading primer consisting of Confucian tenets in lines of 3 characters
(slang) swearword / four-letter word
third place
third-year university student
third of the five night watch periods 23:00-01:00 (old) / midnight / also pr. [san1 jin1]
(slang) threesome
three in one / triple
last ten days of July and first ten days of August, the second of 三伏, three hottest periods of the year
three periods forming the hottest periods of summer, from mid-July to mid-August, namely: 初伏 (mid-July), 中伏 (late July to early August), 末伏 (mid-August)
triangle
Cape Haijiao in Sanya 三亞|三亚, Hainan
three of a kind (poker)
Heavenly Sovereign, one of the three legendary sovereigns 三皇 / emperor / emperor of Japan
Third epistle of St John
to be involved in the matter (Example: 涉事三人, the three people involved) / (archaic) to recount the events
two or three
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
three items / three events / three terms / tri- / trinomial, ternary (math.) / triathlon (abbr. for 三項全能|三项全能)
repeatedly (idiom)
the three no's (abbreviated catchphrase)
to render meritorious service (one the three imperishables 三不朽) / to make worthy contributions / to distinguish oneself
thirtieth
separation of powers
Earthly Sovereign, one of the three legendary sovereigns 三皇
Sanxing or Sanhsing township in Yilan county 宜蘭縣|宜兰县, Taiwan
military strategy / military tactics / originally refers to military classics Six Secret Teachings 六韜|六韬 and Three Strategies 三略
riffraff / scum / lowlife / despicable / inferior
shop around first and you won't get ripped off (idiom)
Wednesday
(old) high-class prostitute
salmon (loanword)
triple jump (athletics) / hop, skip and jump
tripod / derrick crane
brief period of enthusiasm / flash in the pan
lit. three humble visits to a thatched cottage / cf famous episode in the fictional Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义 in which Liu Bei 劉備|刘备 recruits Zhuge Liang 諸葛亮|诸葛亮 (the Hidden Dragon 臥龍|卧龙) to his cause by visiting him three times
Sanlu (brand)
instrument console (diving)
poisoned milk / contaminated milk / refers to 2008 PRC scandal involving milk products adulterated with melamine 三聚氰胺
the Thirteen Confucian Classics, namely: Book of Songs 詩經|诗经, Book of History 尚書|尚书, Rites of Zhou 周禮|周礼, Rites and Ceremonies 儀禮|仪礼, Classic of Rites 禮記|礼记, Book of Changes 易經|易经, Mr Zuo's Annals 左傳|左传, Mr Gongyang's Annals 公羊傳|公羊传, Mr Guliang's Annals 穀梁傳|谷梁传, The Analects 論語|论语, Erya 爾雅|尔雅, Classic of Filial Piety 孝經|孝经, Mencius 孟子
Sanzhi or Sanchih township in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan
Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong 羅貫中|罗贯中, one of the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature, a fictional account of the Three Kingdoms at the break-up of the Han around 200 AD, portraying Liu Bei's 劉備|刘备 Shu Han 蜀漢|蜀汉 as heroes and Cao Cao's 曹操 Wei as villains
Mitsubishi

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