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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)
(say) a few words
either side / both sides
both sides
bilateral / both shores / both sides / both coasts / Taiwan and mainland
both sides
National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
both ends (of a stick etc) / two extremes
to neglect neither one
two sides / both sides
both countries / two countries
male and female / both types (acid and alkaline, positive and negative etc) / (chemistry) amphoteric
the two poles / the north and south poles / both ends of sth / electric or magnetic poles
both sides (in contract) / the two opposing sides (in a dispute)
twice as much / double the amount
two kinds / difference
both ends / both parties to a deal
one country, two systems (PRC proposal regarding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) / refers to the Western Han and Eastern Han
silver currency / currency of the Qing dynasty based on the silver tael 兩|两
amphibious / dual-talented / able to work in two different lines
two chambers (of legislative assembly), e.g. House of Representatives and Senate
both sides / either side
innocent playmates
two Germanies / refers to German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany)
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
twice / for a little while
the Song dynasty (960-1279) / refers to the Northern (960-1127) and Southern Song (1128-1279)
two or three
both sides
two-phase (physics)
dilemma / quandary / to face a difficult choice
the latter two
two rivers / Mesopotamia
no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma / trapped / in an impossible situation
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 quite different things / another kettle of fish
one move, two gains (idiom); two birds with one stone
(coll.) young married couple
Hubei 湖北 and Hunan 湖南 provinces
the year 2000 / 2000 years
(China's achievements of) producing an atomic bomb (1964) and hydrogen bomb (1967) and launching a satellite into space (1970)
(of marriage or business partners) to break up (idiom) / to separate
in twos and threes
Guomindang 國民黨|国民党 and Chinese Communist Party 共產黨|共产党
repeatedly (idiom)
weight / (fig.) importance
Chinese unit of weight equivalent to 50 grams
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
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (media term used esp. since 1997)
to satisfy both sides / to accommodate both (demands)
bilateral / between two countries
bilateral relations
heaven and earth / yin and yang
(of a couple) to be harmonious / to be each other's sunshine
class Amphibia / amphibians
bilateral symmetry
the two provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (traditional)
equivocal / ambiguous
amphibian / amphibious animals
husband and wife
both sides suffer (idiom) / neither side wins
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
two-faced person / double-dealing
a couple of times / to repeat the same / the same old trick / tricks of the trade
two distinct things
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
lit. four ounces can move a thousand catties (idiom) / fig. to achieve much with little effort
two tigers fighting (idiom); fierce contest between evenly matched adversaries
two-way / reversible / both sides of the coin
lit. 300 silver taels not hidden here (idiom); fig. to reveal what one intends to hide
two quite different things / two unrelated matters
both sides are willing / by mutual consent
quickly and effortlessly (idiom)
Liangdang county in Longnan 隴南|陇南, Gansu
to be a different person / not to be one's usual self
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints
name of "ice" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 15) / see also
lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day / frequently
lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands / uncorrupted / unsoiled by corrupt practices
Governor of Guangdong and Guangxi
loss of life and property / to lose the beauty and her possessions
Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)
loan settled (business term) / business complete to the satisfaction of both parties
ability / skill
lit. one body two sides (idiom) / fig. a situation with two sides to it
Mesopotamian civilization
lit. two segments with a single cut (idiom) / fig. to make a clean break (idiom)
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
to be even / to be quits / to be even-steven
unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death
empty-handed (idiom); fig. not receiving anything
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
bilateral talks

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