Chinese Word Entry

三不知
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄙㄢ ㄅㄨˋ ㄓ
Mandarin (Pinyin): sān bù zhī
Cantonese (Jyutping): saam1 bat1 zi1
Definitions:
  1. to know nothing about the beginning, the middle or the end

  2. to know nothing at all


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Chinese characters used in this word

three
Readings
Mandarin: ㄙㄢ (sān)
Cantonese: saam1, saam3
Japanese: サン (san)、 ゾウ (zou) / み (mi)、 み.つ (mitsu)、 みっ.つ (mittsu)、 みたび (mitabi)
Korean: 삼 (sam)
Vietnamese: tam, tám
Variants
Semantic variant forms:

negative, non-, bad, ugly, clumsy, no, not, un-, negative prefix
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄨˋ (bù), ㄅㄨˊ (bú), ㄈㄡˇ (fǒu), ㄈㄡ (fōu), ㄈㄨ (fū)
Cantonese: bat1, fau2
Japanese: フ (fu)、 ブ (bu)、 フツ (futsu)、 ヒ (hi) / せず (sezu)、 にあらず (niarazu)、 いなや (inaya)
Korean: 부 (bu), 불 (bul)
Vietnamese: bất, phầu, phủ, phi

know, wisdom, perceive, comprehend
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓ (zhī), ㄓˋ (zhì)
Cantonese: zi1, zi3
Japanese: チ (chi) / し.る (shiru)、 し.らせる (shiraseru)
Korean: 지 (ji)
Vietnamese: tri