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  *三* | 三* | *三
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  *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
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)
Sanya prefecture level city, Hainan
thirty / 30
grade 3 / third class / category C
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
three-dimensional / 3D
Sanming prefecture level city in Fujian
three generations of a family / the three earliest dynasties (Xia, Shang and Zhou)
three items / three events / three terms / tri- / trinomial, ternary (math.) / triathlon (abbr. for 三項全能|三项全能)
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
Sanmenxia prefecture level city in Henan
(slang) threesome
three in one / triple
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
Three rivers / Sanhe county level city in Langfang 廊坊, Hebei
two or three
T-joint / T-piece / T-pipe / three links
delta (geography)
three fresh ingredients (in cooking)
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
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
Sanlitun (Beijing street name)
third plenum of a national congress of the Chinese Communist Party
trigonometric function
(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)
the Three Precious Treasures of Buddhism, namely: the Buddha , the Dharma (his teaching), and the Sangha (his monastic order)
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]
Sansui county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南州|黔东南州, Guizhou
sandwich (loanword) / CL: 個|个
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
tripod / derrick crane
clover / trefoil
"three public expenditures" of the PRC government, i.e. air travel, food and entertainment, and public vehicles
Mitsui (Japanese company)
salmon (loanword)
the three no's (abbreviated catchphrase)
Sanhe county level city in Langfang 廊坊, Hebei
third category movie (containing sexual or violent content)
melamine C3H6N6
At the Crossroads, famous opera, based on a story from 水滸傳|水浒传
three-dimensional space / 3D
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
triangle (musical instrument) / angle iron
triathlon (Tw) / (athletics) throwing events excluding the hammer throw (i.e. discus, javelin and shot put)
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
(TCM) the three truncal cavities (thoracic, abdominal and pelvic), known as the "triple heater" or "San Jiao"
Sanmen county in Taizhou 台州, Zhejiang
Suntory, Japanese beverage company
name of "water" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 85) / see also
three sevens are twenty-one (idiom) / the facts of the matter / the actual situation
trisection (math.) / trisecting an angle
auntie, third eldest of sisters in mother's family
International Women's Day (March 8)
lit. if three walk together, one can be my teacher (idiom, from the Analects of Confucius) / you have sth to learn from everyone
Samadhi (Buddhist term)
Joint Publishing, bookstore chain and publisher, founded in Hong Kong in 1948
triple jump (athletics) / hop, skip and jump

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