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The really happy man never laughs—seldom—though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laughter, like weeping is a relief of mental tension—and the happy are not over strung.
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Stroke order
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The top stroke is done left to right.
The middle stroke is done left to right.
The bottom stroke is done left to right.

Han character

(radical 1 +2, 3 strokes, cangjie input 一一一 (MMM), four-corner 10101, composition)

  1. three

References

  • KangXi: page 76, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 12
  • Dae Jaweon: page 138, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 4, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+4E09
  • Chinese Numeral

Cantonese

Etymology

From Old Chinese *sum < Proto-Sino-Tibetan *k-thum "three" (compare Classical Tibetan gsum)

Hanzi

(Yale saam1, saam3)


Japanese

Number

(さん, san)

  1. three, 3

Noun

(hiragana さん, romaji san)

  1. three

Kanji

(grade 1 kanji)

Readings

Compounds

Related terms


Korean

Hanja


Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): 삼 (revised: sam, McCune-Reischauer: sam, Yale: sam)
  • Name (hangeul): 셋 (revised: set, McCune-Reischauer: set, Yale: seys)
  1. three

References


Mandarin

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(pinyin sān (san1), Wade-Giles san1)

  1. three
    • Min Nan
      • POJ: saⁿ (saⁿ1), sam (sam1), sàm (sam3)

Compounds


Middle Chinese

Han character

(*sɑm)


Vietnamese

Han character

(tam)

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