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  *三* | 三* | *三
three / 3
HSK 1
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  *倍* | 倍* | *倍
(two, three etc) -fold / times (multiplier) / double / to increase or multiply
HSK 4
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  *角* | 角* | *角
role (theater) / to compete / ancient three legged wine vessel / third note of pentatonic scale
HSK 3
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
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  *鼎* | 鼎* | *鼎
ancient cooking cauldron with two looped handles and three or four legs / pot (dialect) / to enter upon a period of (classical) / Kangxi radical 206 / one of the 64 hexagrams of the Book of Changes
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  *魏* | 魏* | *魏
surname Wei / name of vassal state of Zhou dynasty from 661 BC in Shanxi, one of the Seven Hero Warring States / Wei state, founded by Cao Cao 曹操, one of the Three Kingdoms from the fall of the Han / the Wei dynasty 221-265 / Wei prefecture and Wei county at different historical periods
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
three-dimensional / solid / stereoscopic
HSK 6
three-year college / junior college / professional training college
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  *蜀* | 蜀* | *蜀
short name for Sichuan 四川 province / one of the Three Kingdoms 三國|三国 after the fall of the Han dynasty
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
line (in drawing, calligraphy etc) / the lines or contours of a three-dimensional object (hairstyle, clothing, car etc)
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
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
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *尺* | 尺* | *尺
a Chinese foot / one-third of a meter / a ruler / a tape-measure / one of the three acupoints for measuring pulse in Chinese medicine / CL: ,
three-dimensional / 3D
Penglai county level city in Yantai 煙台|烟台, Shandong / Penglai, one of three fabled islands in Eastern sea, abode of immortals / by extension, fairyland
three items / three events / three terms / tri- / trinomial, ternary (math.) / triathlon (abbr. for 三項全能|三项全能)
Di Renjie (607-700), Tang dynasty politician, prime minister under Wu Zetian, subsequently hero of legends / master sleuth Judge Dee, aka Chinese Sherlock Holmes, in novel Three murder cases solved by Judge Dee 狄公案 translated by Dutch sinologist R.H. van Gulik 高羅珮|高罗佩
Zhuge Liang (181-234), military leader and prime minister of Shu Han 蜀漢|蜀汉 during the Three Kingdoms period / the main hero of the fictional Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义, where he is portrayed as a sage and military genius / mastermind
Ma Liang (Three Kingdoms)
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  *叁* | 叁* | *叁
three (banker's anti-fraud numeral)
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, consistently portraying Liu Bei's Shu Han 劉備, 蜀漢|刘备, 蜀汉 as virtuous heroes and Cao Cao's Wei 曹操, as tyrannical villains
Su Shi (1037-1101), also known as Su Dongpo 蘇東坡|苏东坡 northern Song Dynasty writer and calligrapher / one of the Three Su father and sons 三蘇|三苏 and one of the Eight Giants of Tang and Song Prose 唐宋八大家
"three-guarantee service": repair, exchange, refund
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  *浣* | 浣* | *浣
to wash / to rinse / any of three 10-day division of the month (during Tang dynasty) / Taiwan pr. [huan3] / also pr. [wan3]
T-joint / T-piece / T-pipe / three links
Three rivers / Sanhe county level city in Langfang 廊坊, Hebei
Three Character Classic, 13th century reading primer consisting of Confucian tenets in lines of 3 characters
Mt Wu on the Changjiang River (Yangtze) by the Three Gorges
Three Hundred Tang Poems, an anthology collected around 1763 by Sun Zhu 孫誅
the Three Precious Treasures of Buddhism, namely: the Buddha , the Dharma (his teaching), and the Sangha (his monastic order)
John Doe / Zhang San, name for an unspecified person, first of a series of three: 張三|张三, 李四, 王五 Tom, Dick and Harry
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
dew point / (coll.) (of a woman) to expose one of the three areas (nipples and genitals)
Eastern Wu (222-280) / the southern state of Wu during the Three Kingdoms period, founded by Sun Quan 孫權|孙权
Yueyang Tower, famous beauty spot in Yueyang, north Hunan, overlooking Dongting Lake 洞庭湖 / one of three famous pagodas in China along with Yellow Crane Tower 黃鶴樓|黄鹤楼 in Wuhan, Hubei and Tengwang Tower 滕王閣|滕王阁 in Nanchang, Jiangxi
Zhang Fei (168-221), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, famous as fearsome fighter and lover of wine
Li Ning (1963-), PRC gymnast, winner of three gold medals at Los Angeles 1984 Olympic games
two or three
the Three Represents enunciated by Jiang Zemin 江澤民|江泽民 as the duty of the Chinese Communist party in 2001, namely: to represent productivity of an advanced society, forward progress of advanced culture and the fundamental interests of the people
Guan Yu (-219), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, fearsome fighter famous for virtue and loyalty / posthumously worshipped and identified with the guardian Bodhisattva Sangharama
Zhao Yun (-229), general of Shu in Romance of the Three Kingdoms
to raise one and infer three / to deduce many things from one case (idiom)
Cao Cao (155-220), famous statesman and general at the end of Han, noted poet and calligrapher, later warlord, founder and first king of Cao Wei 曹魏, father of Emperor Cao Pi 曹丕 / the main villain of novel the Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义
"three public expenditures" of the PRC government, i.e. air travel, food and entertainment, and public vehicles
(in former times) upper, middle and lower army / army of right, center and left / (in modern times) the three armed services: Army, Navy and Air Force
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  *仨* | 仨* | *仨
three (colloquial equivalent of 三個|三个)
Xiao 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
the three no's (abbreviated catchphrase)
one of the three main divisions of the Book of Songs 詩經|诗经
Silla, Korean kingdom 57 BC-935 AD / one of the Korean Three Kingdoms from 1st century AD, defeating its rivals Paikche 百濟|百济 and Koguryo 高句麗|高句丽 around 660 in alliance with Tang China / unified Silla 658-935
the three rural issues: agriculture, rural areas and peasants
Three Gorges or Yangtze Gorges, namely: Qutang Gorge 瞿塘峽|瞿塘峡, Wuxia Gorge 巫峽|巫峡 and Xiling Gorge 西陵峽|西陵峡
several / three or five
Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan City, built in 223, burnt down in 1884, rebuilt in 1985 / favored place of poet sages, who in legend arrived riding golden cranes / Tang poem by Cui Hao 崔顥|崔颢, with theme 'the past will never return' / one of three famous pagodas in China along with Yueyang Tower 岳陽樓|岳阳楼 in Yueyang, north Hunan, and Tengwang Tower 滕王閣|滕王阁 in Nanchang, Jiangxi
the three energies of Chinese medicine: , 氣|气, and
to have three meals a day
three fresh ingredients (in cooking)
one of three fabled islands in Eastern sea, abode of immortals
nationalism / national self-determination / principle of nationalism, the first of Dr Sun Yat-sen's 孫中山|孙中山 Three Principles of the People 三民主義|三民主义 (at the time, meaning parity between China and the great powers) / racism
Ma Chao (176-222), general of Shu in Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Wu state (in south China, in different historical periods) / Wu state 220-280, founded by Sun Quan 孫權|孙权 the southernmost of the three Kingdoms
one of the three main divisions of the Book of Songs 詩經|诗经
Sun Quan (reigned 222-252), southern warlord and king of state of Wu 吳|吴 in the Three Kingdoms period
lit. if three walk together, one can be my teacher (idiom, from the Analects of Confucius) / you have sth to learn from everyone
Shu Han (c. 200-263), Liu Bei's kingdom in Sichuan during the Three Kingdoms, claiming legitimacy as successor of Han
the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature, namely: A Dream of Red Mansions 紅樓夢|红楼梦, Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义, Water Margin 水滸傳|水浒传, Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记
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)
lit. to stand like the three legs of a tripod / tripartite confrontation or balance of forces
Sichuan / the state of Shu in Sichuan at different periods / the Shu Han dynasty (214-263) of Liu Bei 劉備|刘备 during the Three Kingdoms
Golden Crow / the sun / the three-legged golden crow that lives in the sun
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  *柘* | 柘* | *柘
a thorny tree / sugarcane / Cudrania triloba / three-bristle cudrania (Cudrania tricuspidata) / Chinese mulberry (Cudrania)
the three provinces of Northeast China, namely: Liaoning Province 遼寧省|辽宁省, Jilin Province 吉林省 and Heilongjiang Province 黑龍江省|黑龙江省
hat trick (when one player scores three goals)
Huang Zhong (-220), general of Shu in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, portrayed as an old fighter
prefectural exam, the 2nd of the three entry-level exams in the imperial examination system of Ming and Qing dynasties
earliest extant Chinese encyclopedia from Wei of the Three Kingdoms, 3rd century, modeled on Erya 爾雅|尔雅, 18150 entries
Sun Jian (155-191), famous general at end of Han dynasty, forerunner of the southern kingdom of Wu of the Three Kingdoms
Tengwang Tower in Nanchang, Jiangxi / one of three famous pagodas in China along with Yueyang Tower 岳陽樓|岳阳楼 in Yueyang, north Hunan, and Yellow Crane Tower 黃鶴樓|黄鹤楼 in Wuhan, Hubei
three-dimensional space / 3D
Three Sovereigns, between Gods and Emperors in third millennium BC / usually listed as Suiren 燧人, Fuxi 伏羲, trapping and writing, Shennong or Farmer God 神農|神农
abbr. for 德宏傣族景頗族自治州|德宏傣族景颇族自治州, Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture in west Yunnan surrounded on three sides by Myanmar (Burma)
principle of people's livelihood, the third of Dr Sun Yat-sen's 孫中山|孙中山 Three Principles of the People 三民主義|三民主义 (at the time, meaning redistribution of wealth, self-sufficiency and internal trade)
reduced fraction (e.g. one half for three sixths) / to reduce a fraction by canceling common factors in the numerator and denominator
top three
Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture in west Yunnan, surrounded on three sides by Myanmar (Burma), capital Luxi 潞西市
Li Si, name for an unspecified person, second of a series of three: 張三|张三, 李四, 王五 Tom, Dick and Harry
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
History of Three Kingdoms (Korean: Samguk Sagi), the oldest extant Korean history, compiled under Kim Busik 金富軾|金富轼 in 1145. The three kingdoms are Goguryeo 高句麗|高句丽, Baekje 百濟|百济, Silla 新羅|新罗.
Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River
Battle of Redcliff of 208 at Chibi in Huangzhou district 黃州區|黄州区 of Huanggang city 黄冈, a decisive defeat of Cao Cao 曹操 at the hands of southern kingdom of Wu / famous episode in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义
Toktoghan (1314-1355), Mongol politician during the Yuan dynasty, prime minister until 1345, compiled three dynastic histories of Song 宋史, Liao 遼史|辽史 and Jin 金史 / also written Tuoketuo 托克托
Wei State (407-225 BC), one of the Seven Hero States of the Warring States 戰國七雄|战国七雄 / Wei State or Cao Wei 曹魏 (220-265), the most powerful of the Three Kingdoms
Shichahai, scenic area of northwest Beijing with three lakes
Liu Bei's five great generals in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, namely: Guan Yu 關羽|关羽, Zhang Fei 張飛|张飞, Zhao Yun 趙雲|赵云, Ma Chao 馬超|马超, Huang Zhong 黃忠|黄忠
three-dimensional figure / hologram / stereogram
the Three Principles (in many contexts)
popular history of China in three volumes by Cao Yuzhang 曹余章
Yingzhou, easternmost of three fabled islands in Eastern sea, home of immortals and source of elixir of immortality

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