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[三顧茅廬] sāngùmáolú lit. three humble visits to a thatched cottage
cf famous episode in the fictional Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義
>三国演义 in which Liu Bei 劉備
>刘备 recruits Zhuge Liang 諸葛亮
>诸葛亮 (the Hidden Dragon 臥龍
>卧龙) to his cause by visiting him three times

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        Sān/sān, surname San, three/3
        
        sānmíngzhì, sandwich (loanword)/CL:個|个[gè]
        sānshí, thirty/30
        
        Xīngqīsān, Wednesday
        Zhōusān, [週三], Wednesday
        
        
        
        sānjiǎo, triangle
        sānfēn, somewhat/to some degree
        shísān, thirteen/13
        sānfēnzhīyī, one third
        
        Sānyuè, March/third month (of the lunar year)
        
        sānbā, International Women's Day 婦女節|妇女节[Fù nǚ jié], 8th March/foolish/stupid
        
        dìsānshìjiè, Third World
        dìsānzhě, sb who is romantically involved with sb already in a committed relationship/the ...
        zàisān, over and over again/again and again
        sānjiǎozhōu, delta (geography)
        sānjiǎoxíng, triangle
        shuōsāndàosì, [說三道四], to make thoughtless remarks (idiom)/to criticize/gossip
        
        sānliú, third-rate/inferior
        
        sānwéi, [三維], three dimensional/3D
        sānchángliǎngduǎn, [三長兩短], unexpected misfortune/unexpected accident/sudden death
        
        
        sānjí, [三級], grade 3/third class/category C
        
        
        sānsīérhòuxíng, [三思而後行], think again and again before acting (idiom); consider carefully in advance
        
        biēsān, [癟三], a wretched-looking tramp who lives by begging or stealing
        
        Sānhéhuì, [三合會], Triads, organized crime society/Triad Society (early Qing anti-Manchu secret soc...
        
        sānyècǎo, [三葉草], clover/trefoil
        Lǐbàisān, [禮拜三], Wednesday
        
        sānbùqǔ, trilogy
        sānjiǎojià, [三腳架], tripod/derrick crane
        jiēèrliánsān, [接二連三], one after another (idiom)/in quick succession
        
        
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        bànyèsāngēng, in the depth of night/late at night
        Sānxīng/sānxīng, Sanxing or Sanhsing township in Yilan county 宜蘭縣|宜兰县[Yí lán xiàn], Taiwan/Samsun...
        tiāosānjiǎnsì, [挑三揀四], to be picky/to be choosy
        sānlúnchē, [三輪車], pedicab/tricycle
        
        
        sānyuèfèn, March
        
        sānjūn, [三軍], (in former times) upper, middle and lower army/army of right, center and left/(i...
        sānshì, the Third (of numbered kings)
        
        huǒmàosānzhàng, to get really angry
        
        SānwèiYītǐ, [三位一體], Holy Trinity/trinity
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānjiǎokù, [三角褲], briefs/panties
        
        
        
        
        
退         tuìbìsānshè, [退避三捨], lit. to retreat three day's march (idiom); fig. to give way in the face of super...
        sānqīèrshíyī, three sevens are twenty-one (idiom)/the facts of the matter/the actual situation
        yuēfǎsānzhāng, [約法三章], to agree on three laws (idiom); provisional agreement made by new dynastic gover...
        sānbāo, "three-guarantee service": repair, exchange, refund
        
        sānyánliǎngyǔ, [三言兩語], in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
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        bùsānbùsì, dubious/shady/neither one thing nor the other/neither fish nor fowl/nondescript
        
        
        sānshēngyǒuxìng, the blessing of three lifetimes (idiom)/(courteous language) it's my good fortun...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānliǎng, [三兩], two or three
        sānbǎo, [三寶], the Three Precious Treasures of Buddhism, namely: the Buddha 佛, the Dharma 法 (hi...
        
        
        
        zhāosānmùsì, lit. say three in the morning but four in the evening (idiom); to change sth tha...
        
        
        chūsān, third year in junior middle school
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        shísānrì, thirteenth day of a month
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        sānjiàojiǔliú, the Three Religions (Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism) and Nine Schools (Confucian...
        dīsānxiàsì, servile
        
        
        
        yībōsānzhé, calligraphic flourish with many twists/fig. many twists and turns
        sānyèchóng, [三葉蟲], trilobite
        
        
        
        
        gésānchàwǔ, every now and then (idiom)
        xīnguānshàngrènsānbǎhuǒ, the new boss cracks the whip three times/a new broom sweeps clean/fig. vigorous ...
        Sānyáng, Sanyō, Japanese electronics company
        Sānmíng, Sanming prefecture level city in Fujian
        
        
        
        Sānlíng, Mitsubishi
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānliánshèng, [三連勝], hat-trick (sports)
        
        
        ZhāngsānLǐsì, [張三李四], Zhang and Li (idiom); Zhang with tight trousers and Li with wide hat/Tom, Dick a...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānwǔchéngqún, forming groups of three or squads of five (idiom); people stand around in small ...
        
        
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        sānduànlùn, [三段論], syllogism (deduction in logic)
        
        
        
        
        qísān, thirdly/the third
        sānfānwǔcì, over and over again (idiom)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        rùmùsānfēn, written in a forceful hand/penetrating/profound
        
        
        
        
        
        sānjiǎoxué, [三角學], trigonometry
        sānjiǎofǎ, trigonometry (math.)
        sānwénzhì, sandwich (loanword)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        sānbāndǎo, three-shift system (work rostering)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānbùguǎn, of undetermined status/unregulated
        sānxián, sanxian, large family of 3-stringed plucked musical instruments, with snakeskin ...
        
        Sānguó, [三國], Three Kingdoms period (220-280) in Chinese history/several Three Kingdoms period...
        Sānyuán, Sanyuan County in Xianyang 咸陽|咸阳[Xián yáng], Shaanxi
        
        
        
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        sānhéyī, three in one/triple
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        bùguǎnsānqīèrshíyī, regardless of the consequences/recklessly relying on a hopelessly optimistic for...
        
        
        
        
        
        sānléngjìng, [三稜鏡], (triangular) prism
        
        
        
        
        
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        sāntiānliǎngtóu, [三天兩頭], lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day/frequently
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        JīnYǒngsān, Kim Young-sam (1927-), South Korean politician, president 1993-1998
        DàjiāngJiànsānláng, Oe Kenzaburo (1935-) Japanese novelist and 1994 Nobel laureate
        
        
        
        sānjiǎohánshù, [三角函數], trigonometric function
        
        
        dìsānshí, thirtieth
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        SānguóYǎnyì, [三國演義], Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong 羅貫中|罗贯中[Luó Guàn zhōng], one of t...
        
        
        
        
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        sānjítiào, [三級跳], triple jump (athletics)/hop, skip and jump
        
        sānfútiān, three periods forming the hottest periods of summer, from mid-July to mid-August...
        
        
        
        
        
        sānmínzhǔyì, [三民主義], Dr Sun Yat-sen's 孫中山|孙中山 Three principles of the people (late 1890s)
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        Sānyà, [三亞], Sanya prefecture level city, Hainan
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānmèi, Samadhi (Buddhist term)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        shísāndiǎn, [十三點], half-witted/nitwit
        
        
        
        
        
        jǔyīfǎnsān, [舉一反三], to raise one and infer three/to deduce many things from one case (idiom)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sāngùmáolú, [三顧茅廬], lit. three humble visits to a thatched cottage/cf famous episode in the fictiona...
        
        
        
        
        
        sāntōng, T-joint/T-piece/T-pipe/three links
        
        
        
        
        Sānzàng, Tripitaka (602-664) Tang dynasty Buddhist monk and translator, who traveled to I...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        zhàogu, [照顧], to take care of/to show consideration/to attend to/to look after
        gùkè, [顧客], client/customer/CL:位[wèi]
        gùwèn, [顧問], adviser/consultant
        huígù, [回顧], to look back/to review
        Gù/gù, [顧], surname Gu, to look after/to take into consideration/to attend to
        bùgù, [不顧], in spite of/regardless of
        gùlǜ, [顧慮], misgivings/apprehensions
        bùgùyīqiè, [不顧一切], reckless/regardless of everything
        guānggù, [光顧], to visit (as a customer)
        juàngù, [眷顧], to care for/to show concern for/to think longingly (of one's country)
        zhǐgù, [只顧], solely preoccupied (with one thing)/engrossed/focusing (on sth)/to look after on...
        gùjí, [顧及], to take into consideration/to attend to
        gùjì, [顧忌], to have misgivings/apprehension/worry/qualm/scruple
        jiāngù, [兼顧], to attend simultaneously to two or more things/to balance (career and family, fa...
        huángù, [環顧], to look around/to survey
        huìgù, [惠顧], your patronage
        zhǔgù, [主顧], client/customer
        bùxièyīgù, [不屑一顧], to disdain as beneath contempt (idiom)
        yìwúfǎngù, [義無反顧], honor does not allow one to glance back (idiom); duty-bound not to turn back/no ...
        
        
        
        
        hòugùzhīyōu, [後顧之憂], fears of trouble in the rear (idiom); family worries (obstructing freedom of act...
        fènbùgùshēn, [奮不顧身], to dash on bravely with no thought of personal safety (idiom); undaunted by dang...
        
        gùbude, [顧不得], unable to change sth/unable to deal with
        
        
        huígùzhǎn, [回顧展], retrospective (exhibition)
        gùquándàjú, [顧全大局], to take the big picture into consideration (idiom)/to work for the benefits of a...
        zuǒgùyòupàn, [左顧右盼], glancing to left and right (idiom); to look all around
        
        gùmíngsīyì, [顧名思義], as the name implies
        
        
        
        zhānqiángùhòu, [瞻前顧後], to look forward and back/to consider prudently/overcautious
        
        gùquán, [顧全], to give careful consideration to/to display thoughtfulness towards
        gùcǐshībǐ, [顧此失彼], lit. to attend to one thing and lose sight of another (idiom)/fig. to be unable ...
        
        
        
        gùniàn, [顧念], to care for/to worry about
        
        
        sāngùmáolú, [三顧茅廬], lit. three humble visits to a thatched cottage/cf famous episode in the fictiona...

        máowū, thatched cottage
        Máo/máo, surname Mao, reeds/rushes
        Dátèmáosī, [達特茅斯], Dartmouth (place name)
        Pǔlìmáosī, Plymouth
        mínglièqiánmáo, to rank among the best
        máokēng, latrine pit/latrine
        chūchūmáolú, [初出茅廬], venturing from one's thatched hut for the first time (idiom)/young and inexperie...
        máofáng, toilet (rural euphemism)/thatched hut or house
        máosèdùnkāi, [茅塞頓開], murky darkness suddenly opens (idiom); a sudden flash of insight and all is clea...
        máosi, [茅廁], (dialect) latrine
        
        
        máoshè, cottage/hut
        
        
        máocǎo, sogon grass
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        qiánmáo, forward patrol (miitary)
        Pǔcìmáosī, [樸次茅斯], Portsmouth, southern English seaport
        máolú, [茅廬], thatched cottage
        máopéng, thatched shed
        
        
        
        Bóēnmáosī, Bournemouth, UK
        sāngùmáolú, [三顧茅廬], lit. three humble visits to a thatched cottage/cf famous episode in the fictiona...

        Lúshān, [廬山], Lushan district of Jiujiang city 九江市, Jiangxi/Mt Lushan in Jiujiang, famous as s...
        chūchūmáolú, [初出茅廬], venturing from one's thatched hut for the first time (idiom)/young and inexperie...
        máolú, [茅廬], thatched cottage
        sāngùmáolú, [三顧茅廬], lit. three humble visits to a thatched cottage/cf famous episode in the fictiona...

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