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  *两* | 两* | *两
two / both / some / a few / tael, unit of weight equal to 50 grams (modern) or 1⁄16 of a catty (old)
both sides
both ends (of a stick etc) / two extremes
(say) a few words
bilateral / both shores / both sides / both coasts / Taiwan and mainland
either side / both sides
National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
two sides / both sides
both countries / two countries
both sides
male and female / both types (acid and alkaline, positive and negative etc) / (chemistry) amphoteric
twice as much / double the amount
both sides / either side
two or three
the two poles / the north and south poles / both ends of sth / electric or magnetic poles
to satisfy both sides / to accommodate both (demands)
two kinds / difference
both ends / both parties to a deal
amphibious / dual-talented / able to work in two different lines
two chambers (of legislative assembly), e.g. House of Representatives and Senate
the two provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (traditional)
dilemma / quandary / to face a difficult choice
to neglect neither one
husband and wife
class Amphibia / amphibians
twice / for a little while
(of a couple) to be harmonious / to be each other's sunshine
both sides
two-phase (physics)
both sides (in contract) / the two opposing sides (in a dispute)
two-way / reversible / both sides of the coin
one move, two gains (idiom); two birds with one stone
bilateral relations
silver currency / currency of the Qing dynasty based on the silver tael 兩|两
one country, two systems (PRC proposal regarding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
(coll.) young married couple
innocent playmates
name of "ice" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 15) / see also
two rivers / Mesopotamia
two quite different things / two unrelated matters
bilateral talks
the year 2000 / 2000 years
amphibian / amphibious animals
Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) / refers to the Western Han and Eastern Han
the Song dynasty (960-1279) / refers to the Northern (960-1127) and Southern Song (1128-1279)
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (media term used esp. since 1997)
empty-handed (idiom); fig. not receiving anything
lit. two segments with a single cut (idiom) / fig. to make a clean break (idiom)
two-faced person / double-dealing
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma / trapped / in an impossible situation
Chinese unit of weight equivalent to 50 grams
to split sth into two (idiom)
two quite different things / another kettle of fish
both sides suffer (idiom) / neither side wins
(China's achievements of) producing an atomic bomb (1964) and hydrogen bomb (1967) and launching a satellite into space (1970)
equivocal / ambiguous
heaven and earth / yin and yang
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
Liangdang county in Longnan 隴南|陇南, Gansu
bilateral / between two countries
Hubei 湖北 and Hunan 湖南 provinces
to be a different person / not to be one's usual self
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
in twos and threes
unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death
hermaphrodite flower
two-party system
to have a foot in both camps / to have a bet each way / to be having an affair
lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day / frequently
the latter two
Liangdang county in Longnan 隴南|陇南, Gansu
to have real skill / to know one's stuff
two distinct things
PRC Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS)
lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands / uncorrupted / unsoiled by corrupt practices
Guomindang 國民黨|国民党 and Chinese Communist Party 共產黨|共产党
(Maoism) one divides into two
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints
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
ability / skill
bilateral symmetry
amphibious (vehicle)
loan settled (business term) / business complete to the satisfaction of both parties
lit. one body two sides (idiom) / fig. a situation with two sides to it
two tigers fight (idiom); fig. a dispute between two powerful adversaries / a battle of the giants
a step away / very close
weight / (fig.) importance
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
lit. 300 silver taels not hidden here (idiom); fig. to reveal what one intends to hide
a couple of times / to repeat the same / the same old trick / tricks of the trade
two-China (policy)
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
both houses of US Congress
sexual dimorphism
bipod (supporting a machine gun etc)

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