sān three; 3


Number of strokes: 3

Different tone

sàn (to scatter)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 三
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Cities

三亚 Sanya, Hainan

Proverbs

冰冻三尺,非一日之寒 bīng dòng sān chǐ, fēi yí rì zhī hán It takes time to achieve satisfactory results
狡兔三窟 jiǎo tù sān kū To succeed there must be several alternative strategies
三个臭皮匠,凑个诸葛亮 sān gè chòu pí jiàng, còu gè Zhūgě Liàng Joint effort can help solve big problems
三人成虎 sān rén chéng hǔ A rumour can build up to a mighty story when only a handful confirm it. Basing a story on rumor and gossip rather than hard facts.
三十六计,走为上策 sān shí liù jì, zǒu wéi shàng cè Sometimes it is best to avoid conflict altogether. Flight can be the best option. 'The Thirty-Six Stratagems' was written by the great military thinker Sun Zi
无事不登三宝殿 wú shì bū dēng sān bǎo diàn Often it is obvious when somebody is after something

Phrases

tā mǎi le sān zhāng piào He bought three tickets
wǔ bǎi wǔ shí sān 553

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