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  *三* | 三* | *三
surname San
  *三* | 三* | *三
three / 3
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
thirteen / 13
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
March / third month (of the lunar year)
third person (grammar)
thirty / 30
grade 3 / third class / category C
Sanya prefecture level city, Hainan
three-dimensional / 3D
Sanming prefecture level city in Fujian
three items / three events / three terms / tri- / trinomial, ternary (math.) / triathlon (abbr. for 三項全能|三项全能)
third year in junior middle school
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
third-year university student
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
Sanmenxia prefecture level city in Henan
(slang) threesome
Sanshui district of Foshan city 佛山市, Guangdong
pedicab / tricycle
sedan (automobile body type)
Sanmen county in Taizhou 台州, Zhejiang
International Women's Day 婦女節|妇女节, 8th March / foolish / stupid
"three-guarantee service": repair, exchange, refund
Santai county in Mianyang 綿陽|绵阳, north Sichuan
3rd rank of candidates who passed the imperial examination
T-joint / T-piece / T-pipe / three links
Yangtze River Delta / abbr. for 長江三角洲|长江三角洲
Pearl River Delta
delta (geography)
third quarter (of financial year)
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|刘备, 蜀漢|蜀汉 as virtuous heroes and Cao Cao's Wei 曹操, as tyrannical villains
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
Holy Trinity / trinity
Sanyuan County in Xianyang 咸陽|咸阳, Shaanxi
pseudoginseng (Panax pseudoginseng), hemostatic herb
several / three or five
Sanlitun (Beijing street name)
third plenum of a national congress of the Chinese Communist Party
trigonometric function
Three rivers / Sanhe county level city in Langfang 廊坊, Hebei
isosceles triangle
(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
Sanming prefecture level city in Fujian
Three Character Classic, 13th century reading primer consisting of Confucian tenets in lines of 3 characters
(slang) swearword / four-letter word
Sanya prefecture level city, Hainan
triode (vacuum tube or transistor)
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
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)
third of the five night watch periods 23:00-01:00 (old) / midnight / also pr. [san1 jin1]
two or three
sandwich (loanword) / CL: 個|个
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
Sanlihe (Beijing street name)
third (musical interval)
Sanmenxia prefecture level city in Henan
Tripitaka (602-664) Tang dynasty Buddhist monk and translator, who traveled to India 629-645 / same as 玄奘
a right angled triangle
tripod / derrick crane
to raise one and infer three / to deduce many things from one case (idiom)
clover / trefoil
tertiary sector of industry
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
"three public expenditures" of the PRC government, i.e. air travel, food and entertainment, and public vehicles
Mitsui (Japanese company)
over and over again / again and again
salmon (loanword)
the three no's (abbreviated catchphrase)
equilateral triangle
third category movie (containing sexual or violent content)
melamine C3H6N6
three-dimensional space / 3D
Golden Triangle (Southeast Asia)
triceps muscle / triceps brachii
briefs / panties
The Thirty-Six Stratagems, a Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, and in civil interaction / all the possible schemes and stratagems
the three rural issues: agriculture, rural areas and peasants
Pearl River Delta (PRD)
to comparison shop (idiom) / comparison shopping
one after another (idiom) / in quick succession
to have three meals a day
three fresh ingredients (in cooking)
Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve, high plateau region of Qinghai containing the headwaters of Changjiang or Yangtze, Huanghe or Yellow River and Lancang or Mekong River
Yangtze River Delta
calligraphic flourish with many twists / fig. many twists and turns

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