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sān
num. three, 3; third; more than two, several
=  3 x 
    one
'三' is part of the following simplified words:
 仨 修 僵 兰 养 叁 拦 栏 烂 疆 缰 闫
'三' is part of the following traditional words:
 仨 修 僵 叁 疆 薑 閆 韁
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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dì sān
num. third; number three
zhōu sān
n. Wednesday
sān diǎn dào sì diǎn
phr. from three o'clock to four o'clock
sān sè
n. three colors
sān jiě
n. the third sister
dì sān shēng
n. (of Mandarin Chinese pronunciation) the third tone
dì sān biàn
phr. the third time
sān nián
n. three years
sān bǎi líng yī
num. 301
sān sī
v. think for thrice, figuratively means to think carefully
sān shān wǔ yuè
n. high mountains
sān wǔ chéng qún
idiom. (usu. of people) in threes and fours, in small groups
shí èr yuè sān hào
phr. December 3rd
sān kē shù
phr. three trees; Skshu (a Chinese brand)
gāo sān
phr. third year of high school