Chinese Alphabet E 三

三 (sān) Three

Three horizontal lines represent the number three. It’s often written with the top line being the second longest, the middle line the shortest, and the bottom line being the longest.



If you know three, there is no reason you should not also know the Chinese characters for one and two!

MeaningChinesePinyinNote
1one line
2èrtwo lines
3sānthree lines
4a rectangular shape, therefore has "four" sides
5
6liù
7
8
9jiǔ
10shíIt looks like a cross. Think about "ten" commandments


Remember, we have learned that one of the meanings of 月 (yuè) is month. So 三月 (sān yuè), three and month, the third month, is March.

You can use the above one to ten characters to form:

MeaningChinesePinyin
January一月Yī yuè
February二月Èr yuè
March三月Sān yuè
April四月Sì yuè
May五月Wǔ yuè
June六月Liù yuè
July七月Qī yuè
August八月Bā yuè
September九月Jiǔ yuè
October十月Shí yuè
November十一月Shíyī yuè
December十二月Shí'èr yuè

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