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the three Rs

informal used to refer to the ​basicareas of ​education: ​reading, writing, and ​mathematics
(Definition of the three Rs from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the three Rs”
in Chinese (Simplified) 基础教育三要素(指读、写、算)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基礎教育三要素(指讀、寫、算)…
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