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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
        liàotiāozi, (coll.) to quit one's job in disgust
        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], (Wu dialect) bum/wretched-looking tramp who lives by begging or stealing
        
        sānhéhuì, [三合會], triad, Chinese crime gang/triad society, anti-Manchu secret society in Qing-dyna...
        
        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
        sānjiānqíkǒu, [三緘其口], (idiom) reluctant to speak about it/tight-lipped
        
        
        
        shìbùguòsān, [事不過三], a thing should not be attempted more than three times (idiom)/don't repeat the s...
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)/three-point covenant/(fig.) preliminary agreement...
        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 few days (idiom)
        xīnguānshàngrènsānbǎhuǒ, (of a newly appointed official) to make bold changes on assuming office (idiom)
        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 the Third and Li the Fourth (idiom)/Tom, Dick and Harry
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānwǔ, several/three or five
        
        
        
        
        sānwǔchéngqún, in groups of three or four (idiom)
        
        
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        sānduànlùn, [三段論], syllogism (deduction in logic)
        
        
        sānjiǎotiě, [三角鐵], triangle (musical instrument)/angle iron
        
        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)
        
        
        
        chángsān, [長三], (old) high-class prostitute
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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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
        
        
        MùwèiSān, [木衛三], Ganymede (moon of Jupiter), aka Jupiter III
        
        
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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
        
        
        sānqī, pseudoginseng (Panax pseudoginseng), hemostatic herb
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        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
        
        sāntiáo, [三條], three of a kind (poker)
        
        
        
        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
        
        
        
        
        
        sìliǎngbōqiānjīn, [四兩撥千斤], lit. four ounces can move a thousand catties (idiom)/fig. to achieve much with l...
        
        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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        jiātúsìbì, lit. with only four bare walls for a home (idiom)/fig. very poor/wretched
        sìshēng, [四聲], the four tones of Middle Chinese: level tone 平聲|平声, rising tone 上聲|上声, departing...
        ZhāngsānLǐsì, [張三李四], Zhang the Third and Li the Fourth (idiom)/Tom, Dick and Harry
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        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 parts of the country
        
        
        
        sìfāngbù, a slow march
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        MùwèiSì, [木衛四], Callisto (moon of Jupiter), aka Jupiter IV
        
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        sìhéyuàn, courtyard house with a fully enclosed courtyard (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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