Meaning of 三

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Pinyin: sān
English Definition: three; 3
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 3; Radical:
Ideographic: Three parallel lines; compare (one) and (two)
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
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Example Words
三个代表 sān dài biǎo the Three Represents enunciated by Jiang Zemin 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
三农 sān nóng see 三农问题
三角 sān jiǎo triangle
三通 sān tōng T-joint; T-piece; T-pipe; three links
三国 sān guó Three Kingdoms period (220-280) in Chinese history; several Three Kingdoms periods in Korean history, esp. from 1st century AD to unification under Silla 新罗 in 658
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Example Sentences
They credited me with three hours in history.
Our school chartered three buses for the trip.
My watch was slow, so I put it forward three minutes.
I had only danced with Mary about three minutes when someone cut in.
He had [ran] a temperature for three days.