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  *三* | 三* | *三
three / 3
over and over again / again and again
  *三* | 三* | *三
surname San
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
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
grade 3 / third class / category C
see 3C[san1 C]
three-dimensional / 3D
third year in junior middle school
March / third month (of the lunar year)
thirteen / 13
thirty / 30
third-year university student
three items / three events / three terms / tri- / trinomial, ternary (math.) / triathlon (abbr. for 三項全能|三项全能)
(Tw) (vulgar) what the hell? (from Taiwanese 啥潲, Tai-lo pr. [siánn-siâ], equivalent to Mandarin 什麼|什么)
(slang) threesome
Sanya prefecture level city, Hainan
Sanming prefecture level city in Fujian
third quarter (of financial year)
isosceles triangle
"three-guarantee service": repair, exchange, refund
Sanmen county in Taizhou 台州, Zhejiang
pedicab / tricycle
sandwich (loanword) / CL: 個|个
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
(old) high-class prostitute
Three Character Classic, 13th century reading primer consisting of Confucian tenets in lines of 3 characters
(slang) swearword / four-letter word
sedan (automobile body type)
delta (geography)
International Women's Day 婦女節|妇女节, 8th March / foolish / stupid
Yangtze River Delta (abbr. for 長江三角洲|长江三角洲)
3rd rank of candidates who passed the imperial examination
Sanmenxia prefecture level city in Henan
trigonometric function
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
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)
T-joint / T-piece / T-pipe / three links
third (musical interval)
Three Hundred Tang Poems, an anthology collected around 1763 by Sun Zhu 孫誅|孙诛
"three public expenditures" of the PRC government, i.e. air travel, food and entertainment, and public vehicles
third plenum of a national congress of the Chinese Communist Party
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
tripod / derrick crane
the Three Su father and sons (referring to Northern Song literati Su Xun 蘇洵|苏洵, Su Shi 蘇軾|苏轼 and Su Zhe 蘇轍|苏辙)
to raise one and infer three / to deduce many things from one case (idiom)
clover / trefoil
third of the five night watch periods 23:00-01:00 (old) / midnight / also pr. [san1 jin1]
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
to have three meals a day
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
equilateral triangle
lacking three key attributes (or at least one of them)
several / three or five
pseudoginseng (Panax pseudoginseng), hemostatic herb
Sanya prefecture level city, Hainan
triathlon (Tw) / (athletics) throwing events excluding the hammer throw (i.e. discus, javelin and shot put)
salmon (loanword)
Sanmenxia prefecture level city in Henan
one after another (idiom) / in quick succession
(derog.) an Indian
triple bond (chemistry) / triple link
Pearl River Delta
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-dimensional space / 3D
(Northeastern dialect) simple-minded person
a right angled triangle
a right angled triangle
third category movie (containing sexual or violent content)
triangle relationship / a love triangle
Sanlihe (Beijing street name)
the three no's (abbreviated catchphrase)
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
triode (vacuum tube or transistor)
Third Reich, Nazi regime (1933-1945)
calligraphic flourish with many twists / fig. many twists and turns
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
Sanshui district of Foshan city 佛山市, Guangdong
(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
third person (grammar)
the Three Precious Treasures of Buddhism, namely: the Buddha , the Dharma (his teaching), and the Sangha (his monastic order)
tertiary sector of industry
Chinese poker
two or three
to shop around (idiom)
Sanming prefecture level city in Fujian
Three rivers / Sanhe county level city in Langfang 廊坊, Hebei
inside back cover
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

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