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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Simplified from

Han character[edit]

(radical 28 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 戈大竹竹竹 (IKHHH), composition ⿱⿱)

  1. take part in, intervene
  2. second syllable of ginseng (renshen) and Codonopsis pilosula (dangshen)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 164, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3090
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 386, character 15
  • Unihan data for U+53C2

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping caam1, sam1, Yale chaam1, sam1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana さん, romaji san)

  1. (law) 3, three

Usage notes[edit]

This form of 3 is only used in legal documents.


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(sam, cham) (hangeul , , revised sam, cham, McCune-Reischauer sam, ch'am)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin cān (can1), shēn (shen1), Wade-Giles ts'an1)

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Compounds[edit]