Meaning of 三

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Pinyin: sān
English Definition: three; 3
Total strokes: 3; Radical:
Ideographic: Three parallel lines; compare (one) and (two)
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
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Example Words:
再三 [ zài sān ]: over and over again; again and again
丢三落四 [ diū sān ]: forgetful; empty-headed
三元音 [ sān yuán yīn ]: triphthong (such as putonghua uei etc)
三八大盖 [ sān gài ]: (coll.) Arisaka Type 38 rifle (Japanese army rifle used 1905-1945)
三八节 [ sān jié ]: International Women's Day (March 8)
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