san1
= s + an1
three / 3
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Putting one and two together

So here's . You'll easily recognize and from the previous two featured images. Moreover, is represented by the Cartesian coordinate system (notice the three axes), and three people watching the performance.

is pronounced "s" + "an1" = "san1", so there's Socrates representing the initial "s" and Anchor Inn representing the final "an1". It's all happening in front of Anchor Inn, because all pinyin syllables going with the first tone will be in front of some place. Remember Maud Younger in front of the space station? That one was referencing to "yi1".

Next there's "four", but first I'll have to introduce you to , 丿, and , which will be combined to generate the character for four. One of the three reflects one part of the title of this homepage, so I'm especially looking forward to that one!


Composition: 三 = 一 + 二

san1 =
s + an1

surname San | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

san1 =
s + an1

three / 3 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: Cartesian coordinate system with three (三) axes.

Socrates (s-) is performing in front of Anchor Inn (-an1). He created an electrical flute by attaching a large capacitor (二) to the flute (一), so that he can get the attention of all the people. Moreover, he's balancing on a Cartesian coordinate system (三). Unfortunately, only three (三) people stop to watch the result. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

As a component in other characters, this shall be represented by a Cartesian coordinate system. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


=

+
yi1 =
y + Ø1

one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) plays her flute (一) in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


=

+
er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


=
yi1 =
y + Ø1

one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) plays her flute (一) in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

三 order 6a476c7334abd86b1e1594db5d2c1aaa4501f4a06c45e12d4da2e9781e8d876b

appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

Pronunciation: Gorodish elements and their mnemonics (what's this?)

s

Socrates. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
an1

In front of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


zai4

san1
over and over again / again and again (HSK level 5)

san1

jiao3
triangle (HSK level 6)

diu1

san1

la4

si4
forgetful / empty-headed (HSK level 6)

san1

yue4
March / third month (of the lunar year)

san1

sheng1

you3

xing4
the blessing of three lifetimes (idiom) / (courteous language) it's my good fortune...

san1

ba1
International Women's Day 婦女節|妇女节[Fu4 nu:3 jie2], 8th March / foolish / stupid

di4

san1

shi4

jie4
Third World

di4

san1

zhe3
sb who is romantically involved with sb already in a committed relationship / the other woman / the other man / third person / third party (in dispute) / disinterested party / number three in a list

san1

liang3
two or three

san1

bao3
the Three Precious Treasures of Buddhism, namely: the Buddha 佛, the Dharma 法 (his teaching), and the Sangha 僧 (his monastic order)

san1

jiao3

zhou1
delta (geography)

san1

jiao3

xing2
triangle

chu1

san1
third year in junior middle school

zhao1

san1

mu4

si4
lit. say three in the morning but four in the evening (idiom); to change sth that is already settled upon / indecisive / to blow hot and cold

shuo1

san1

dao4

si4
to make thoughtless remarks (idiom) / to criticize / gossip

shi2

san1

ri4
thirteenth day of a month

san1

jiao4

jiu3

liu2
the Three Religions (Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism) and Nine Schools (Confucians, Daoists, Yin-Yang, Legalists, Logicians, Mohists, Political Strategists, Eclectics, Agriculturists) / fig. people from all trades (often derog.)

di1

san1

xia4

si4
servile

san1

liu2
third-rate / inferior

san1

wei2
three dimensional / 3D

san1

chang2

liang3

duan3
unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death

san1

shi2
thirty / 30

san1

ji2
grade 3 / third class / category C

san1

yang2
Sanyō, Japanese electronics company

xin1

guan1

shang4

ren4

san1

ba3

huo3
the new boss cracks the whip three times / a new broom sweeps clean / fig. vigorous new policies

san1

ming2
Sanming prefecture level city in Fujian

ge2

san1

cha4

wu3
every now and then (idiom)

yi1

bo1

san1

zhe2
calligraphic flourish with many twists / fig. many twists and turns

san1

ling2
Mitsubishi

san1

ye4

chong2
trilobite

san1

si1

er2

hou4

xing2
think again and again before acting (idiom); consider carefully in advance

bie1

san1
a wretched-looking tramp who lives by begging or stealing

san1

he2

hui4
Triads, organized crime society / Triad Society (early Qing anti-Manchu secret society)

san1

lian2

sheng4
hat-trick (sports)

san1

duan4

lun4
syllogism (deduction in logic)

san1

wu3

cheng2

qun2
forming groups of three or squads of five (idiom); people stand around in small clumps

zhang1

san1

li3

si4
Zhang and Li (idiom); Zhang with tight trousers and Li with wide hat / Tom, Dick and Harry

xing1

qi1

san1
Wednesday

li3

bai4

san1
Wednesday

san1

ye4

cao3
clover / trefoil

Example sentences for

 
grasp - that - three - thousand - six - hundred - catty - big - ring - sword - bring here
Bring the 3600 half-kilogram ringed sword here
 
As one wants - golden cudgel - weight - three - 10000 - six - 1000 - catty
The golden cudgel which follows your will; weights 36000 half-kilograms
 
devil - monkey - stop - furious - Nezha - third prince - come
To stop the devil monkey's furious behaviour, third prince Nezha is coming
 
great sage - tthis - peach - forest - is - 3000 - years - once - blossom
Great Sage, this peach forest blossoms once in 3000 years
 
3000 - year - once - bear fruit
In 3000 years it bears fruit once
 
four - sea - three - mountain - crowd - immortal - arrive
The crowds of the four seas and the three mountains will all come
 
Jade Emperor - old man - you - three - times - two - times - bully - I, old Sun
old man Jade Emperor, you bullied me three, two times

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