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There are 61 total results for your Three Kingdoms search.

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三国

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 sangoku / さんごく
 Vertical Wall Scroll
(1) three countries; (2) Japan, China and India; Japan, Korea and China; all the world; (3) (See 魏・ぎ・1,蜀・しょく・2,呉・ご・3) Three Kingdoms (in China, 220 CE-280 CE); (4) (See 新羅・しらぎ,百済・くだら,高句麗・こうくり) Three Kingdoms (in Korea, 57 BCE-668 CE); (p,s,f) Mikuni

三國


三国

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sān guó / san1 guo2
san kuo
 mitsukuni / みつくに
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Three Kingdoms period (220-280) in Chinese history; several Three Kingdoms periods in Korean history, esp. from 1st century AD to unification under Silla 新羅|新罗[Xin1 luo2] in 658
(surname) Mitsukuni

印度

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yìn dù / yin4 du4
yin tu
 Indo / いんど
 Vertical Wall Scroll
India
(ateji / phonetic) (kana only) India; (place-name) India
印特伽; 身毒; 賢豆; 天竺 Indu (meaning 'moon' in Sanskrit), Hindu, Sindhu; see also 信度 and 閻浮 India in general. In the Tang dynasty its territory is described as extending over 90, 000 li in circuit, being bounded on three sides by the sea; north it rested on the Snow mountains 雪山, i. e. Himālayas; wide at the north, narrowing to the south, shaped like a half-moon; it contained over seventy kingdoms, was extremely hot, well watered and damp; from the centre eastwards to 震旦 China was 58, 000 li; and the same distance southwards to 金地國, westwards to 阿拘遮國, and northwards to 小香山阿耨達.

張飛


张飞

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zhāng fēi / zhang1 fei1
chang fei
 chouhi / chohi / ちょうひ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Zhang Fei (168-221), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, famous as fearsome fighter and lover of wine
(personal name) Chouhi

關帝


关帝

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guān dì / guan1 di4
kuan ti
 Kantei
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Guandi, the god of War, a deified hero of the Three Kingdoms, a protector of Buddhism.

關羽


关羽

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guān yǔ / guan1 yu3
kuan yü
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Guan Yu (-219), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, fearsome fighter famous for virtue and loyalty; posomethingumously worshipped and identified with the guardian Bodhisattva Sangharama

諸葛亮


诸葛亮

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zhū gě liàng / zhu1 ge3 liang4
chu ko liang
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Zhuge Liang (181-234), military leader and prime minister of Shu Han 蜀漢|蜀汉 during the Three Kingdoms period; the main hero of the fictional Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义, where he is portrayed as a sage and military genius; mastermind

三國演義


三国演义

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sān guó yǎn yì / san1 guo2 yan3 yi4
san kuo yen i
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong 羅貫中|罗贯中[Luo2 Guan4 zhong1], one of the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature; a fictional account of the Three Kingdoms at the break-up of the Han around 200 AD, consistently portraying Liu Bei's Shu Han 劉備|刘备, 蜀漢|蜀汉 as virtuous heroes and Cao Cao's Wei 曹操, 魏 as tyrannical villains

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/ wu2
wu
 go / ご
Japanese variant of 吳|吴
(1) Wu; region in China, south of the lower Yangtze; (2) Wu; Southern Wu; kingdom in China during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms era (902 CE-937 CE); (3) (See 三国・さんごく・3) Wu; Eastern Wu; Sun Wu; kingdom in China during the Three Kingdoms era (222 CE-280 CE); (4) Wu; kingdom in China during the Spring and Autumn era (11th C-473 BCE); (surname) Gou
Wu

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shǔ / shu3
shu
 shoku / しょく
short name for Sichuan 四川[Si4 chuan1] province; one of the Three Kingdoms 三國|三国[San1 guo2] after the fall of the Han dynasty
(1) (See 四川・しせん) Sichuan (province in China); (2) (See 三国・さんごく・3,蜀漢・しょっかん) Shu; Shu Han; kingdom in China during the Three Kingdoms era (221-263); (3) Shu; kingdom in ancient China (-316 BCE)

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wèi / wei4
wei
 gi / ぎ
tower over a palace gateway (old)
(1) (See 三国・さんごく・3,曹魏・そうぎ) Wei; Cao Wei; kingdom in China during the Three Kingdoms period (220-266); (2) Wei; kingdom in China during the Warring States period (403-225 BCE); (given name) Takashi

三山

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sān shān / san1 shan1
san shan
 sanzan / さんざん
Sanshan district of Wuhu city 蕪湖市|芜湖市[Wu2 hu2 shi4], Anhui
(1) three mountains; (2) three shrines (of Kumano); (3) three kingdoms (of 14th- and 15th-century Okinawa); (place-name, surname) Miyama

吳國


吴国

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wú guó / wu2 guo2
wu kuo
Wu state (in south China, in different historical periods); Wu state 220-280, founded by Sun Quan 孫權|孙权 the southernmost of the three Kingdoms

周瑜

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zhōu yú / zhou1 yu2
chou yü
 shuuyu / shuyu / しゅうゆ
Zhou Yu or Chou Yü (175-210), famous general of the southern Wu kingdom and victor of the battle of Redcliff; in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, absolutely no match for Zhuge Liang
(personal name) Shuuyu

大橋


大桥

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dà qiáo / da4 qiao2
ta ch`iao / ta chiao
 kiohashi / きおはし
Da Qiao, one of the Two Qiaos, according to Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义[San1 guo2 Yan3 yi4], the two great beauties of ancient China
(surname) Kiohashi

孔融

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kǒng róng / kong3 rong2
k`ung jung / kung jung
Kong Rong (153-208), poet of the Three Kingdoms period

孫堅


孙坚

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sūn jiān / sun1 jian1
sun chien
 sonken / そんけん
Sun Jian (155-191), famous general at end of Han dynasty, forerunner of the southern kingdom of Wu of the Three Kingdoms
(personal name) Sonken

孫權


孙权

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sūn quán / sun1 quan2
sun ch`üan / sun chüan
Sun Quan (reigned 222-252), southern warlord and king of state of Wu 吳|吴 in the Three Kingdoms period

小橋


小桥

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xiǎo qiáo / xiao3 qiao2
hsiao ch`iao / hsiao chiao
 kobayashi / こばやし
Xiao Qiao, one of the Two Qiaos, according to Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义[San1 guo2 Yan3 yi4], the two great beauties of ancient China
(surname) Kobayashi

廣雅


广雅

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guǎng yǎ / guang3 ya3
kuang ya
earliest extant Chinese encyclopedia from Wei of the Three Kingdoms, 3rd century, modeled on Erya 爾雅|尔雅[Er3 ya3], 18150 entries

張揖


张揖

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zhāng yī / zhang1 yi1
chang i
Zhang Yi (c. 3rd century), literary figure from Wei of the Three Kingdoms, other name 稚讓|稚让[Zhi4 rang4], named as compiler of earliest extant Chinese encyclopedia 廣雅|广雅[Guang3 ya3] and several lost works

新羅


新罗

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xīn luó / xin1 luo2
hsin lo
 shiragi;shinra / しらぎ;しんら
Silla, Korean kingdom 57 BC-935 AD; one of the Korean Three Kingdoms from 1st century AD, defeating its rivals Paikche 百濟|百济[Bai3 ji4] and Koguryo 高句麗|高句丽[Gao1 gou1 li2] around 660 in alliance with Tang China; unified Silla 658-935
(See 三国・さんごく・4) Silla; ancient Korean kingdom (57 BCE-935 CE); (surname) Nira
Silla

曹操

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cáo cāo / cao2 cao1
ts`ao ts`ao / tsao tsao
 sousou / soso / そうそう
Cao Cao (155-220), famous statesman and general at the end of Han, noted poet and calligrapher, later warlord, founder and first king of Cao Wei 曹魏, father of Emperor Cao Pi 曹丕; the main villain of novel the Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义
(person) Cao Cao (155-220), famous statesman and general at the end of Han, noted poet and calligrapher, later warlord, founder and first king of Cao Wei, father of Emperor Cao Pi; the main villain of novel the Romance of Three Kingdoms

曹魏

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cáo wèi / cao2 wei4
ts`ao wei / tsao wei
 sougi / sogi / そうぎ
Cao Wei, the most powerful of the Three Kingdoms, established as a dynasty in 220 by Cao Pi 曹丕, son of Cao Cao, replaced by Jin dynasty in 265
(See 魏・ぎ・1) Cao Wei; Wei; kingdom in China during the Three Kingdoms period (220-266)

東吳


东吴

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dōng wú / dong1 wu2
tung wu
Eastern Wu (222-280); the southern state of Wu during the Three Kingdoms period, founded by Sun Quan 孫權|孙权

法顯


法显

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fǎ xiǎn / fa3 xian3
fa hsien
 Hōgan / ほっけん
(personal name) Hokken
Faxian, the famous pilgrim who with fellow-monks left Chang'an A.D. 399 overland for India, finally reached it, remained alone for six years, and spent three years on the return journey, arriving by sea in 414. His 佛國記 Records of the Buddhistic Kingdoms were made, for his information, by Buddhabhadra, an Indian monk in China. His own chief translation is the 僧祗律, a work on monastic discipline.

百濟


百济

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bǎi jì / bai3 ji4
pai chi
 kudara / くだら
Paekche or Baekje (18 BC-660 AD), one of the Korean Three Kingdoms
(surname) Kudara

程昱

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chéng yù / cheng2 yu4
ch`eng yü / cheng yü
Cheng Yu (141-220), advisor to General Cao Cao 曹操 during the Three Kingdoms era

荀彧

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xún yù / xun2 yu4
hsün yü
Xun Yu (163-212), brilliant strategist, advisor of Cao Cao in Three Kingdoms

董奉

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dǒng fèng / dong3 feng4
tung feng
Dong Feng, doctor during Three Kingdoms period, famous for refusing fees and requesting that his patients plant apricot trees instead

蜀國


蜀国

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shǔ guó / shu3 guo2
shu kuo
Sichuan; the state of Shu in Sichuan at different periods; the Shu Han dynasty (214-263) of Liu Bei 劉備|刘备 during the Three Kingdoms

蜀漢


蜀汉

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shǔ hàn / shu3 han4
shu han
 shokkan;shokukan / しょっかん;しょくかん
Shu Han (c. 200-263), Liu Bei's kingdom in Sichuan during the Three Kingdoms, claiming legitimacy as successor of Han
(See 蜀・しょく・2) Shu Han; Shu; kingdom in China during the Three Kingdoms era (221-263)

趙雲


赵云

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zhào yún / zhao4 yun2
chao yün
 chouun / choun / ちょううん
Zhao Yun (-229), general of Shu in Romance of the Three Kingdoms
(personal name) Chouun

陳壽


陈寿

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chén shòu / chen2 shou4
ch`en shou / chen shou
Western Jin dynasty 西晋 historian, author of History of the Three Kingdoms 三國志|三国志

馬良


马良

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mǎ liáng / ma3 liang2
ma liang
Ma Liang (Three Kingdoms)

馬超


马超

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mǎ chāo / ma3 chao1
ma ch`ao / ma chao
Ma Chao (176-222), general of Shu in Romance of the Three Kingdoms

魏國


魏国

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wèi guó / wei4 guo2
wei kuo
Wei State (407-225 BC), one of the Seven Hero States of the Warring States 戰國七雄|战国七雄; Wei State or Cao Wei 曹魏 (220-265), the most powerful of the Three Kingdoms

黃忠


黄忠

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huáng zhōng / huang2 zhong1
huang chung
Huang Zhong (-220), general of Shu in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, portrayed as an old fighter

龐德


庞德

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páng dé / pang2 de2
p`ang te / pang te
Pang De (-219), general of Cao Wei at the start of the Three Kingdoms period, victor over Guan Yu 關羽|关羽; Pound (name); Ezra Pound (1885-1972), American poet and translator

三国志

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 sangokushi / さんごくし (See 三国・さんごく・3) Records of the Three Kingdoms; Annals of the Three Kingdoms; (personal name) Sangokushi

三國志


三国志

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sān guó zhì / san1 guo2 zhi4
san kuo chih
History of the Three Kingdoms, fourth of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史[Er4 shi2 si4 Shi3], composed by Chen Shou 陳壽|陈寿[Chen2 Shou4] in 289 during Jin Dynasty 晉朝|晋朝[Jin4 chao2], 65 scrolls
See: 三国志

三相續


三相续

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sān xiāng xù / san1 xiang1 xu4
san hsiang hsü
 san sōzoku
The three links, or consequences: (a) the worlds with their kingdoms, which arise from the karma of existence; (b) all beings, who arise out of the five skandhas; (c) rewards and punishments, which arise out of moral karma causes.

五虎將


五虎将

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wǔ hǔ jiàng / wu3 hu3 jiang4
wu hu chiang
Liu Bei's five great generals in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, namely: Guan Yu 關羽|关羽, Zhang Fei 張飛|张飞, Zhao Yun 趙雲|赵云, Ma Chao 馬超|马超, Huang Zhong 黃忠|黄忠

司馬炎


司马炎

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sī mǎ yán / si1 ma3 yan2
ssu ma yen
Sima Yan (236-290), founding emperor of Jin dynasty 晋 after the Three Kingdoms period, reigned 265-290 as Emperor Wu of Jin 晉武帝

羅貫中


罗贯中

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luó guàn zhōng / luo2 guan4 zhong1
lo kuan chung
 rakanchuu / rakanchu / らかんちゅう
Luo Guanzhong (c. 1330-c. 1400), author of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms and other works
(personal name) Rakanchuu

華容道


华容道

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huá róng dào / hua2 rong2 dao4
hua jung tao
Huarong Road (traditional puzzle involving sliding wooden blocks, loosely based on an episode in Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义[San1 guo2 Yan3 yi4])

趙子龍


赵子龙

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zhào zǐ lóng / zhao4 zi3 long2
chao tzu lung
courtesy name of Zhao Yun 趙雲|赵云[Zhao4 Yun2], general of Shu in Romance of the Three Kingdoms

金富軾


金富轼

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jīn fù shì / jin1 fu4 shi4
chin fu shih
Kim Busik (1075-1151), court historian of the Korean Georyo dynasty 高麗|高丽[Gao1 li2], compiler of History of Three Kingdoms 三國史記|三国史记[San1 guo2 shi3 ji4]

高句麗


高句丽

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gāo gōu lí / gao1 gou1 li2
kao kou li
 koukuri / kokuri / こうくり
Goguryeo (37 BC-668 AD), one of the Korean Three Kingdoms
(See 三国・さんごく・4) Goguryeo; Koguryo; ancient Korean kingdom (37 BCE-668 CE); (place-name) Goguryeo (kingdom of Korea; ?-668 CE)

三国時代

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 sangokujidai / さんごくじだい (1) (See 三国・さんごく・3) Three Kingdoms period (of Chinese history, 220 CE-280 CE); (2) (See 三国・さんごく・4) Three Kingdoms period (of Korean history, 57 BCE-668 CE)

三國史記


三国史记

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sān guó shǐ jì / san1 guo2 shi3 ji4
san kuo shih chi
 Sankoku shiki
History of Three Kingdoms (Korean: Samguk Sagi), the oldest extant Korean history, compiled under Kim Busik 金富軾|金富轼[Jin1 Fu4 shi4] in 1145. The three kingdoms are Goguryeo 高句麗|高句丽[Gao1 gou1 li2], Baekje 百濟|百济[Bai3 ji4], Silla 新羅|新罗[Xin1 luo2].
Samguk sagi

三國遺事


三国遗事

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sān guó wèi shì / san1 guo2 wei4 shi4
san kuo wei shih
 Sankoku yuiji
Legends and History of the Three Kingdoms; Legends and History of the Three Kingdoms

三顧茅廬


三顾茅庐

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sān gù máo lú / san1 gu4 mao2 lu2
san ku mao lu
lit. three humble visits to a thatched cottage; cf famous episode in the fictional Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义 in which Liu Bei 劉備|刘备 recruits Zhuge Liang 諸葛亮|诸葛亮 (the Hidden Dragon 臥龍|卧龙) to his cause by visiting him three times

四大名著

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sì dà míng zhù / si4 da4 ming2 zhu4
ssu ta ming chu
the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature, namely: A Dream of Red Mansions 紅樓夢|红楼梦[Hong2 lou2 Meng4], Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义[San1 guo2 Yan3 yi4], Water Margin 水滸傳|水浒传[Shui3 hu3 Zhuan4], Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 you2 Ji4]

新羅王朝


新罗王朝

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xīn luó wáng cháo / xin1 luo2 wang2 chao2
hsin lo wang ch`ao / hsin lo wang chao
Silla, Korean kingdom 57 BC-935 AD; one of the Korean Three Kingdoms from 1st century AD, defeating its rivals Paikche 百濟|百济[Bai3 ji4] and Koguryo 高句麗|高句丽[Gao1 gou1 li2] around 660 in alliance with Tang China; unified Silla 658-935

桃園結義


桃园结义

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táo yuán jié yì / tao2 yuan2 jie2 yi4
t`ao yüan chieh i / tao yüan chieh i
to make a pact of brotherhood (from “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” 三國演義|三国演义[San1 guo2 Yan3 yi4]) (idiom)

赤壁之戰


赤壁之战

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chì bì zhī zhàn / chi4 bi4 zhi1 zhan4
ch`ih pi chih chan / chih pi chih chan
Battle of Redcliff of 208 at Chibi in Huangzhou district 黃州區|黄州区 of Huanggang city 黄冈, a decisive defeat of Cao Cao 曹操 at the hands of southern kingdom of Wu; famous episode in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义

三国志演義

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 sangokushiengi / さんごくしえんぎ (wk) Romance of the Three Kingdoms (14th century novel attributed to Luo Guanzhong)

昭披耶帕康

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zhāo pī yé pà kāng / zhao1 pi1 ye2 pa4 kang1
chao p`i yeh p`a k`ang / chao pi yeh pa kang
Chao Phraya Phra Klang (Royal Finance and External Affairs Minister), the honorary title of the 18th century official of the royal court of Thailand who translated 三國演義|三国演义[San1 guo2 Yan3 yi4] (Romance of the Three Kingdoms) into Thai

桃園三結義


桃园三结义

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táo yuán sān jié yì / tao2 yuan2 san1 jie2 yi4
t`ao yüan san chieh i / tao yüan san chieh i
Oath of the Peach Garden, sworn by Liu Bei 劉備|刘备[Liu2 Bei4], Zhang Fei 張飛|张飞[Zhang1 Fei1] and Guan Yu 關羽|关羽[Guan1 Yu3] at the start of the Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义[San1 guo2 Yan3 yi4]

長坂坡七進七出


长坂坡七进七出

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cháng bǎn pō qī jìn qī chū / chang2 ban3 po1 qi1 jin4 qi1 chu1
ch`ang pan p`o ch`i chin ch`i ch`u / chang pan po chi chin chi chu
famous scene in Romance of the Three Kingdoms in which Zhao Yun 趙雲|赵云 charges seven times through the ranks of Cao Cao's armies

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