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The Chinese word san - 三 - sān
(three in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

sān

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English translations

three, several, several times,
3

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Chinese characters  ( san / sān ) with pronunciation (English translation: three )
The traditional Chinese characters of sān are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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is composed of 3 strokes and therefore is of very low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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三 ( san / sān ) belongs to the 100 most common Chinese characters (rank 94)
Chinese example words containing the character 三 ( san / sān )
三国演义 ( Sānguó Yănyì = Romance of Three Kingdoms ), 三脚架 ( sānjiăojià = tripod ), 三里河 ( Sānlĭhé = a street in Beijing ), 三里屯 ( Sānlĭtún = a street in Beijing ), 三月 ( sānyuè = March ), 星期三 ( xīngqīsān = Wednesday ),
More words that mean several in Chinese
( 几 ), shŭ ( 数 ), xiē ( 些 )

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