3
meaning "three"
onyomi サン, ゾウ
kunyomi み, み.つ, みっ.つ
termpronunciationEnglish
さんthree
三つみっつthree (n)
さいさんagain and again, repeatedly (adv,n)
じゅうさんthirteen
さんぜん3,000
さんねんthree years
みっかthe 3rd day, three days
さんじはん3:30
三かさんかげつthree months
さんがつMarch
みかづきnew moon, crescent moon (n)
さんなんthird son
さんびゃく300
さんかくtriangle, triangular (n)
みえけんMie prefecture (of Kinki region)
さんとうthree head (of cattle)
三つみつどもえ3 fat-comma shapes arranged to form a circle; 3-way struggle (wrestling, etc.)
さんにん, みたりthree people
ればさんにんよればもんじゅのちえtwo heads are better than one
さんせんさtrident dagger
さんさmajor (JSDF)
さんかんおうwinner of triple crown (baseball)
さんかんばwinner of Japan''s three main horse races
さんじゅう, みそthirty
さんじゅうはちどせんthe Thirty-eighth Parallel
みそか, つごもり, みそlast day of month
しゃみせんのこまbridge of shamisen
さんかいきsecond anniversary of a death
さんるいthird base
さんるいだthree-base hit, triple
さんいsecond lieutenant (JSDF)
さんじゃく3 Japanese feet, waistband, belt, cloth girdle
さんげんthree-stringed instrument, samisen
さんやくthree highest ranks (wrestling, unions, etc.)
さんびょうしtriple time (music), 3 important requisites
さんしんstrike out (baseball), fanning out
さんそうsergeant (JSDF)
さんまいthree flat objects (e.g. tickets, pieces of cloth, etc.); filleting (a fish)
さんまいめcomedian, actor who plays comic roles; figure of fun, laughing stock
さんだんとびtriple jump, hop, step and jump
さんようSanyo (company)
さんびゃくしょこうall the daimyos
さんりょうきょうprism
さんとうぐんそうsergeant
さんがにちfirst three days of the New Year (January 1st to 3rd)
さんげんthree-stringed instrument, samisen
さんしきスミレ, さんしょくスミレ, さんしきすみれ, さんしょくすみれheartsease (wild pansy, Viola tricolor)
さんぎょうこうこくらんclassified ads
さんかくほjib sail
さんかくすdelta
さんかくごとtrigon (a musical instrument)
みつこしMitsukoshi (department store)
さんしょくまかないつきwith three meals served
三つうしみつどきmidnight
ににんさんきゃくthree-legged race; cooperation with singleness of purpose (e.g. between companies)
ごじゅうさんつぎthe 53 Toukaidou stages
だつさんしんstriking a batter out
もうぼさんせんthe importance of creating an environment conducive to a child''s learning (lit: Mencius'' mother, three moves)
ごさんけthree branch Tokugawa families; big (top) three
三つくさきもねむるうしみつときthe dead of night
け三かけつけさんばいthree cups of sake which latecomers to a party are made to drink
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