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[挑三揀四] tiāosānjiǎnsì to be picky
to be choosy

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        tiǎozhàn, [挑戰], to challenge/challenge
        tiāo/tiǎo, to carry on a shoulder pole/to choose/to pick/to nitpick, to raise/to dig up/to ...
        tiāoxuǎn, [挑選], to choose/to select
        
        tiǎoqǐ, to provoke/to stir up/to incite
        tiāoti, picky/fussy
        tiǎodòu, to provoke/to entice/to lure/to tantalize/to tease/to titillate
        tiǎoxìn, [挑釁], to provoke/provocation
        
        tiǎozhànzhě, [挑戰者], challenger
        
        
        tiāosānjiǎnsì, [挑三揀四], to be picky/to be choosy
        tiǎobō, [挑撥], to incite disharmony/to instigate
        tiǎobōlíjiàn, [挑撥離間], to sow dissension (idiom); to drive a wedge between
        tiāoshí, to be picky about food
        tiāojiǎn, [挑揀], to pick and choose/to select
        tiǎodàliáng, to play a leading role/to bear a heavy responsibility
        
        bǎilǐtiāoyī, [百裡挑一], one in a hundred/cream of the crop
        tiǎosuō, to incite/to stir up/to instigate
        tiǎodòng, [挑動], to entice/to arouse/to provoke
        tiǎodòuxìng, provocative/tantalizing/titillating
        tiāomáobìng, to nitpick/petty criticism/to nag
        
        
        tiǎohuā, cross-stitch (embroidery)
        
        
        tiāofū, porter
        

        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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        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...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        jiǎn, [揀], to choose/to pick/to sort out/to pick up
        
        tiāosānjiǎnsì, [挑三揀四], to be picky/to be choosy
        tiāojiǎn, [挑揀], to pick and choose/to select
        
        

        sì, four/4
        
        sìchù, [四處], all over the place/everywhere and all directions
        sìzhōu, all around
        Zhōusì, [週四], Thursday
        Xīngqīsì, Thursday
        
        
        sìshí, forty/40
        sìfēnzhīyī, one-quarter
        shísì, fourteen/14
        Sìyuè, April/fourth month (of the lunar year)
        sìzhī, the four limbs of the body
        
        
        sìjì, four seasons, namely: spring 春, summer 夏, autumn 秋 and winter 冬
        
        
        shuōsāndàosì, [說三道四], to make thoughtless remarks (idiom)/to criticize/gossip
        
        
        
        sìqǐ, to spring up everywhere/from all around
        sìfāng, four-way/four-sided/in all directions/everywhere
        
        
        sìmiànbāfāng, in all directions/all around/far and near
        
        
        sìmiàn, all sides
        
        tiāosānjiǎnsì, [挑三揀四], to be picky/to be choosy
        wēijīsìfú, [危機四伏], danger lurks on every side (idiom)
        sìchóngzòu, quartet (musical ensemble)
        sìsàn, to disperse/to scatter in all directions
        Lǐbàisì, [禮拜四], Thursday
        
        
        shísìhángshī, [十四行詩], sonnet
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sìxià, everywhere
        
        
        
        Sìchuān, Sichuan province (Szechuan) in southwest China, abbr. 川 or 蜀, capital Chengdu 成都
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sìyuèfèn, April
        bùsānbùsì, dubious/shady/neither one thing nor the other/neither fish nor fowl/nondescript
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        sìdà, the four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind (Buddhism)/the four freedoms: sp...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        yīniánsìjì, all year round
        
        sìhuánsù, [四環素], tetracycline
        
        sìrénbāng, [四人幫], Gang of Four: Jiang Qing 江青, Zhang Chunqiao 張春橋, Yao Wenyuan 姚文元, Wang Hongwen 王...
        LiùSì, refers to Tiananmen incident of 4th June 1989
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        zhāosānmùsì, lit. say three in the morning but four in the evening (idiom); to change sth tha...
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        sìlín, [四鄰], one's nearest neighbors
        dīsānxiàsì, servile
        
        
        
        
        
        sìjìdòu, green bean/French bean/runner bean
        sìmiànChǔgē, lit. on all sides, the songs of Chu (idiom)/fig. surrounded by enemies, isolated...
        
        
        
        
        sìshí, [四時], the four seasons, namely: spring 春, summer 夏, autumn 秋 and winter 冬
        sìjí, [四級], grade 4/fourth class/category D
        
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        sìshēng, [四聲], the four tones of classical Chinese phonetics, namely: level or even tone 平聲|平声,...
        ZhāngsānLǐsì, [張三李四], Zhang and Li (idiom); Zhang with tight trousers and Li with wide hat/Tom, Dick a...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sìbiānxíng, [四邊形], quadrilateral
        sìpíngbāwěn, [四平八穩], everything steady and stable (idiom); overcautious and unimaginary
        
        
        
        
        
        sìtōngbādá, [四通八達], roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        LǐSì, Li Si, name for an unspecified person, second of a series of three: 張三|张三[Zhāng ...
        
        wǔhúsìhǎi, all over the world/everywhere under the sun
        
        
        
        sìfāngbù, a slow march
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        sìhéyuàn, courtyard house (type of Chinese residence)
        
        
        
        
        
        fàngzhīsìhǎiérjiēzhǔn, [放之四海而皆準], appropriate to any place and any time (idiom); universally applicable/a panacea,...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        sìmiàntǐ, [四面體], tetrahedron
        
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        míngyángsìhǎi, [名揚四海], to become known far and wide (idiom)/famous
        
        
        
        
        sìjiǎoshé, [四腳蛇], lizard/common spoken equivalent of 蜥蜴[xī yì]
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        Sìpíng, Siping prefecture level city in Jilin province 吉林省 in northeast China
        
        
        
        
        
        sìyīèr, 12th April/refers to Chiang Kai-shek's coup of 12th April 1927 against the commu...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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