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  *三* | 三* | *三
three / 3
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over and over again / again and again
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  *三* | 三* | *三
surname San
see 3C[san1 C]
Sanya, prefecture-level city, Hainan
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
(slang) threesome
thirteen / 13
grade 3 / third class / category C
three-dimensional / 3D
March / third month (of the lunar year)
Three rivers / Sanhe, county-level city in Langfang 廊坊, Hebei
sampan
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
sandwich (loanword) / CL: 個|个
three items / three events / three terms / tri- / trinomial, ternary (math.) / triathlon (abbr. for 三項全能|三项全能)
thirty / 30
Yangtze River Delta (abbr. for 長江三角洲|长江三角洲)
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
Sanmenxia, prefecture-level city in Henan
triangle
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
3rd rank of candidates who passed the imperial examination
third quarter (of financial year)
to raise one and infer three / to deduce many things from one case (idiom)
"three-guarantee service": repair, exchange, refund
Sanmen county in Taizhou 台州, Zhejiang
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
pedicab / tricycle
sedan (automobile body type)
third of the five night watch periods 23:00-01:00 (old) / midnight / also pr. [san1 jin1]
triple
tertiary sector of industry
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
triangle
trigonometric function
Ku Klux Klan / KKK
triode (vacuum tube or transistor)
delta (geography)
Sanya, prefecture-level city, Hainan
Three Character Classic, 13th century reading primer consisting of Confucian tenets in lines of 3 characters
(slang) swearword / four-letter word
Sanming, prefecture-level city in Fujian
clover / trefoil
Sanmenxia, prefecture-level city in Henan
lacking three key attributes (or at least one of them)
Mitsubishi
salmon (loanword)
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
the three annual periods of hot weather, namely 初伏, 中伏 and 末伏, which run consecutively over a period from mid-July to late August
Three Hundred Tang Poems, an anthology collected around 1763 by Sun Zhu 孫誅|孙诛
tripod / derrick crane
equilateral triangle
"three public expenditures" of the PRC government, i.e. air travel, food and entertainment, and public vehicles
March
third-year university student
one after another (idiom) / in quick succession
Sanlihe (Beijing street name)
International Women's Day 婦女節|妇女节, 8th March / foolish / stupid
two or three
to have three meals a day
several / three or five
Tripitaka (602-664), Tang dynasty Buddhist monk and translator who traveled to India 629-645 / same as 玄奘
(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
T-joint / T-piece / T-pipe / three links
isosceles triangle
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
trisomy
Sanming, prefecture-level city in Fujian
three-dimensional space / 3D
Jiusan Society, one of the eight political parties of the CCP
the three no's (abbreviated catchphrase)
Joint Publishing, bookstore chain and publisher, founded in Hong Kong in 1948
melamine C3H6N6
Pearl River Delta
calligraphic flourish with many twists / fig. many twists and turns
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
sanxian, large family of 3-stringed plucked musical instruments, with snakeskin covered wooden soundbox and long neck, used in folk music, opera and Chinese orchestra
trigeminal nerve
briefs / panties
chloroform CHCl3 / trichloromethane
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
Sanshui District of Foshan City 佛山市, Guangdong
third plenum of a national congress of the Chinese Communist Party
Tripitaka (602-664), Tang dynasty Buddhist monk and translator who traveled to India 629-645 / same as 玄奘
Santai county in Mianyang 綿陽|绵阳, north Sichuan
International Women's Day (March 8)
the Three Precious Treasures of Buddhism, namely: the Buddha , the Dharma (his teaching), and the Sangha (his monastic order)
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
every few days (idiom)
a right angled triangle
a right angled triangle
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
pseudoginseng (Panax pseudoginseng), hemostatic herb
thirty years old and therefore independent (idiom, from Confucius)
to get really angry
Yangtze River Delta

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