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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *兩* | 兩* | *兩
two / both / some / a few / tael, unit of weight equal to 50 grams (modern) or 1⁄16 of a catty (old)
HSK 2
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  *錢* | 錢* | *錢
coin / money / CL: 筆|笔 / unit of weight, one tenth of a tael 兩|两
HSK 1
bilateral / both shores / both sides / both coasts / Taiwan and mainland
male and female / both types (acid and alkaline, positive and negative etc) / (chemistry) amphoteric
both sides
twice / for a little while
dual-use
either side / both sides
both ends (of a stick etc) / two extremes
both countries / two countries
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *倆* | 倆* | *倆
two (colloquial equivalent of 兩個|两个) / both / some
HSK 4
two sides / both sides
National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
both ends / both parties to a deal
both sides
the two poles / the north and south poles / both ends of sth / electric or magnetic poles
twice as much / double the amount
two kinds / difference
two rivers / Mesopotamia
fortnight
the latter two
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  *両* | 両* | *両
Japanese variant of 兩|两
amphibious / dual-talented / able to work in two different lines
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (media term used esp. since 1997)
dilemma / quandary / to face a difficult choice
both sides / either side
class Amphibia / also written 兩棲類|两栖类
one country, two systems (PRC proposal regarding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
(Cantonese cuisine) zhaliang, rice noodle rolls 腸粉|肠粉 stuffed with youtiao 油條|油条
Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement / abbr. for 兩岸服務貿易協議|两岸服务贸易协议
(of marriage or business partners) to break up (idiom) / to separate
(say) a few words
both sides (in contract) / the two opposing sides (in a dispute)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *鎰* | 鎰* | *鎰
ancient unit of weight equal to 20 or 24 liang 兩|两
one move, two gains (idiom); two birds with one stone
two or three
lit. one body two sides (idiom) / fig. a situation with two sides to it
amphibious (vehicle)
equivocal / ambiguous
heaven and earth / yin and yang
two chambers (of legislative assembly), e.g. House of Representatives and Senate
Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) / abbr. for 海峽兩岸關係協會|海峡两岸关系协会
bilateral relations
Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) / refers to the Western Han and Eastern Han
Chen Yunlin (1941-), chairman of PRC Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) 海峽兩岸關係協會|海峡两岸关系协会 (2008-2013)
equality between the sexes
(of a couple) to be harmonious / to be each other's sunshine
the year 2000 / 2000 years
(chemistry) zwitterion
two quite different things / two unrelated matters
silver currency / currency of the Qing dynasty based on the silver tael 兩|两
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
both sides suffer (idiom) / neither side wins
two distinct things
the two provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (traditional)
class Amphibia / amphibians
no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma / trapped / in an impossible situation
lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day / frequently
husband and wife
to be a different person / not to be one's usual self
both parties (to a lawsuit) / plaintiff and defendant
to satisfy rival demands (idiom) / to get the best of both worlds / to have it both ways / to have one's cake and eat it too
bilateral / between two countries
Chinese unit of weight equivalent to 50 grams
(coll.) young married couple
to satisfy both sides / to accommodate both (demands)
loan settled (business term) / business complete to the satisfaction of both parties
innocent playmates
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
the Song dynasty (960-1279) / refers to the Northern (960-1127) and Southern Song (1128-1279)
weight / (fig.) importance
in twos and threes
lit. to fish for three days and sun-dry the nets for two days (proverb) / fig. not to persevere in doing sth / to do sth by fits and starts
(coll.) to feel as though one's head could explode (Tw)
both sides
two-phase (physics)
empty-handed (idiom); fig. not receiving anything
two-way / reversible / both sides of the coin
unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death
Hubei 湖北 and Hunan 湖南 provinces
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints
lit. two segments with a single cut (idiom) / fig. to make a clean break (idiom)
two quite different things / another kettle of fish
to neglect neither one
lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands / uncorrupted / unsoiled by corrupt practices
polarization
Guomindang 國民黨|国民党 and Chinese Communist Party 共產黨|共产党
lit. knifes piercing both sides (idiom) / fig. to attach a great importance to friendship, up to the point of being able to sacrifice oneself for it
lit. 300 silver taels not hidden here (idiom); fig. to reveal what one intends to hide
British imperial ounce (old)
to coexist / coexistence
Mesopotamia
lit. to stand with each foot in a different boat (idiom) / fig. to have it both ways / to run after two hares / (especially) to have two lovers at the same time
to burn the candle at both ends (idiom) / to labor under a double burden
bilateral talks
two-China (policy)
to have real skill / to know one's stuff
a couple of times / to repeat the same / the same old trick / tricks of the trade
amphibian / amphibious animals
Governor of Guangdong and Guangxi

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