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three, several, several times, 3
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 三 ( sān ) correctly?"
The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers. This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly. :
The traditional Chinese characters of sān are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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三 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 ),