“3” in Chinese Culture
The number “3” plays an important role in Chinese culture. For example, it’s considered a critical period when a person turns 33 years old according to some superstitions. Similarly, Chinese people think important things need to be said thrice, which is the phrase that we are going to learn this time. So, how to say “Important things need to be said thrice” in Chinese?
重要的事情说三遍 (zhòng yào de shì qíng shuō sān biàn) = important things need to be said thrice
重要 (zhòng yào): important,
事情 (shì qíng): matter(s),
说三遍 (shuō sān biàn): to say something three times.
We use this phrase to underscore something really important.