Chinese Word Entry

三伏天
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄙㄢ ㄈㄨˊ ㄊㄧㄢ
Mandarin (Pinyin): sān fú tiān
Cantonese (Jyutping): saam1 fuk6 tin1
Definition: three periods forming the hottest periods of summer, from mid-July to mid-August, namely: 初伏 (mid-July), 中伏 (late July to early August), 末伏 (mid-August)

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Chinese characters used in this word

three
Readings
Mandarin: ㄙㄢ (sān)
Cantonese: saam1, saam3
Japanese: サン、 ゾウ / み、 み.つ、 みっ.つ、 みたび
Korean:
Vietnamese: tam, tám
Variants
Semantic variant forms:

prostrated, bend down, bow, cover, lay (pipes), crouch, crawl, lie hidden, conceal
Readings
Mandarin: ㄈㄨˊ (fú), ㄈㄨˋ (fù)
Cantonese: buk6, fuk6
Japanese: フク、 フウ、 ブク / ふ.せる、 ふ.す、 したがう
Korean: 복, 부
Vietnamese: phục

heavens, sky, imperial, heaven, god, celestial
Readings
Mandarin: ㄊㄧㄢ (tiān)
Cantonese: tin1
Japanese: テン / あまつ、 あめ、 あま-、 そら
Korean:
Vietnamese: thiên
Variants
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