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two / both / some / a few / tael, unit of weight equal to 50 grams (modern) or 1⁄16 of a catty (old)
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bilateral / both shores / both sides / both coasts / Taiwan and mainland
dual-use
both sides
twice / for a little while
male and female / both types (acid and alkaline, positive and negative etc) / (chemistry) amphoteric
two sides / both sides
both ends (of a stick etc) / two extremes
one country, two systems (PRC proposal regarding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
either side / both sides
both countries / two countries
(say) a few words
the two poles / the north and south poles / both ends of sth / electric or magnetic poles
National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
husband and wife
(coll.) young married couple
the year 2000 / 2000 years
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (media term used esp. since 1997)
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
two chambers (of legislative assembly), e.g. House of Representatives and Senate
two distinct things
both sides
twice as much / double the amount
dilemma / quandary / to face a difficult choice
fortnight
two quite different things / another kettle of fish
amphibious (vehicle)
two kinds / difference
both sides suffer (idiom) / neither side wins
two or three
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
empty-handed (idiom); fig. not receiving anything
repeatedly (idiom)
the Song dynasty (960-1279) / refers to the Northern (960-1127) and Southern Song (1128-1279)
innocent playmates
(of a couple) to be harmonious / to be each other's sunshine
two-China (policy)
both parties (to a lawsuit) / plaintiff and defendant
the two provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (traditional)
weight / (fig.) importance
(Cantonese cuisine) zhaliang, rice noodle rolls 腸粉|肠粉 stuffed with youtiao 油條|油条
lit. one body two sides (idiom) / fig. a situation with two sides to it
amphibious / dual-talented / able to work in two different lines
(coll.) to feel as though one's head could explode (Tw)
two Germanies / refers to German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany)
both sides / either side
the latter two
both ends / both parties to a deal
lit. two segments with a single cut (idiom) / fig. to make a clean break (idiom)
Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) / refers to the Western Han and Eastern Han
bilateral relations
class Amphibia / also written 兩棲類|两栖类
a step away / very close
two rivers / Mesopotamia
to neglect neither one
both sides (in contract) / the two opposing sides (in a dispute)
bipod (supporting a machine gun etc)
silver currency / currency of the Qing dynasty based on the silver tael 兩|两
lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands / uncorrupted / unsoiled by corrupt practices
one move, two gains (idiom); two birds with one stone
class Amphibia / amphibians
to coexist / coexistence
equality between the sexes
two quite different things / two unrelated matters
no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma / trapped / in an impossible situation
ability / skill
to be a different person / not to be one's usual self
by mutual consent (north China dialect)
hermaphrodite creature
heaven and earth / yin and yang
bilateral / between two countries
lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day / frequently
to satisfy both sides / to accommodate both (demands)
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
Mesopotamia
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints
bilateral talks
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
in twos and threes
equivocal / ambiguous
two-faced person / double-dealing
two-way / reversible / both sides of the coin
unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death
polarization
Chinese unit of weight equivalent to 50 grams
British imperial ounce (old)
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. Shu Han 蜀漢|蜀汉 and Cao Wei 曹魏 cannot coexist (idiom) / fig. two enemies cannot live under the same sky / (former KMT slogan against CCP) "gentlemen and thieves cannot coexist"
amphibian / amphibious animals
lit. 300 silver taels not hidden here (idiom); fig. to reveal what one intends to hide
to have real skill / to know one's stuff
loss of life and property / to lose the beauty and her possessions
lit. four ounces can move a thousand catties (idiom) / fig. to achieve much with little effort
Guomindang 國民黨|国民党 and Chinese Communist Party 共產黨|共产党
(of marriage or business partners) to break up (idiom) / to separate
two tigers fighting (idiom); fierce contest between evenly matched adversaries
to have a foot in both camps / to have a bet each way / to be having an affair
to burn the candle at both ends (idiom) / to labor under a double burden

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