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English Definitionthree, set five remove two (abacus rule); efficiently; quickly and easily
Simplified Script三下五除二
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinsān xià wǔ chú èr
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄙㄢ ㄒㄧㄚˋ ㄨˇ ㄔㄨˊ ㄦˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)saam1 haa6 ng5 ceoi4 ji6
Word Decomposition
sānthree; 3; (Chinese surname)
xiàdown; downwards; below; lower; later; next (week etc); second (of two parts); to decline; to go down; to arrive at (a decision, conclusion etc)
five; 5
chúto get rid of; to remove; to exclude; to eliminate; to wipe out; to divide; except; not including
èrtwo; 2; (Beijing dialect) stupid

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