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sān

  1. sān number three
    Domain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: (ABC 'sān' num 1; NCCED '三' 1; Unihan '三')
  2. sān ordinal third
    Domain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: (NCCED '三' 2)
  3. sān number more than two
    Domain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: In the construction 三 X 四 Y (ABC 'sān' num 2; NCCED '三' 2)
  4. sān adjective very few
    Domain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: (NCCED '三' 3)

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《十二諸侯年表》 Yearly Chronicle of the Feudal Lords 353
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖功臣侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises in the Time of Gaozu 220
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《漢興以來諸侯王年表》 Yearly Table of the Nobles of the Imperial Clan since the Han Dynasty's Founding 152
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《六國年表》 Yearly Chronicle of the Six States 146
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《建元已來王子侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Nobles' Sons who became Marquises since the Jianyuan period 111
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦楚之際月表》 Monthly Table of (the Events) between Qin and Chu 77
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《漢興以來將相名臣年表》 Yearly Table of Statesmen, Generals and Officials since the Han Dynasty's Founding 67
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《惠景閒侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises between the Reigns of Emperor Hui and Emperor Jing 58
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《建元以來侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises since the Jianyuan Period 54
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin 51

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
三年 三年 三年無改於父之道 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1. 《學而》 Xue Er 2
三家 三家 三家者以雍徹 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
4. 《里仁》 Li Ren in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
令尹令尹 5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3
7. 《述而》 Shu Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
不及車馬 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 22
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 14
《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 32
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 8
之後 《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
使 《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
人相 《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
Selections from Zhuang Zi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
Selections from Han Feizi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
《釋宮》 Explanation of the Court in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋器》 Explanation of Utensils in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋地》 Explanation of Earth in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
成為崑崙 《釋丘》 Explanation of Hills in Er Ya 《爾雅》 2
《釋山》 Explanation of Mountains in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
然後 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 19