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Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
sān
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
saam1|saam3
Short definition 3
Usage frequency Very common
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All available English definitions threeCdict iconLDC icon / 3Cdict icon /
Copyleft icon Adso icon Adso: sameldc
Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: samemdbg
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: samecdic
Copyleft icon LDC icon LDC: three
Copyleft icon Cdict icon CDict: three; 3'
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我的( de) my
哥哥( gē gē) older brother
比我( bǐ)
(dà dài dài) big
两岁(liǎngsuì)
(dàn) but
他却( tā què)
比我( bǐ)
(ǎi) low
(sān) 3
厘米(lí mǐ) centimeter

My brother is two years older than I, but he is three centimeters shorter.

(zhè) these
(kē) classifier for trees, cabbages, plants etc
(shù) tree
周长(zhōu cháng) circumference
(sān) 3
(mǐ) rice

This tree is three meters around.

随便(suí biàn) wanton
(xuǎn) to choose
(sān) 3
本书( běn shū)

Choose three books at random.

(huò) money
车的( chē de) vehicular
载货量(zàihuòliàng)
超过了(chāo guò le) already to exceed
(sān) 3
(dūn) ton

The load of the truck was in excess of three tons.

T o m
(zài) (located) at
(sān) 3
岁的( suì de) highteen
时候(shíhòu) time
第一次(dì yī cì) number one
(lái) next
日本(rì běn) Japanese

Tom came to Japan for the first time when he was three.

(āi) alas
算了吧(suàn le ba) forget it
, 」
(dí) surname Di
(mǎ) surname Ma
心想(xīn xiǎng) to assume
: 「
(zhè) these
实在(shí zài) true
不是(bú shì) is not
(tiāo tiǎo tiǎo) to poke
(sān) 3
(tiāo tiǎo tiǎo) to poke
(sì) 4
的时候( de shí hòu) when
。 」
"Oh, well..." thought Dima. "I suppose that I can't be picky at a time like this."

我哥哥( gē gē)
已经在(yǐjǐzài)
英格兰(yīng gé lán) England
生活(shēng huó) life
(sān) 3
十多年( shí duō nián) more than 10years
(liǎo) (of eyes) bright

My brother has lived in England for more than thirty years.

(cóngcóng) from
上周(shàng zhōu) last week
(sān) 3
(qǐ) to rise
(tā) she
一直(yī zhí yì zhí) always
缺席(quē xí) to be absent

She has been absent since last Wednesday.

玛丽(mǎ lì) Mary or Marie (name)
(shì) is
(sān) 3
姐妹(jiě mèi) sisters
中的(zhòng dì) to hit the target
老幺(lǎo yāo) youngest

Mary is the youngest of the three sisters.

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