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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)
two sides / both sides
National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
both sides
(say) a few words
one move, two gains (idiom); two birds with one stone
either side / both sides
male and female / both types (acid and alkaline, positive and negative etc) / (chemistry) amphoteric
(coll.) young married couple
both sides
both countries; two countries
bilateral / both shores / both sides / both coasts / Taiwan and mainland
both ends (of a stick etc) / two extremes
twice as much / double the amount
one's two hands / two prongs (of a strategy) / both aspects, eventualities etc / skills / expertise
both sides; either side
both ends / both parties to a deal
Hubei 湖北 and Hunan 湖南 provinces
two distinct things (often used in combination with 没有|沒有 to mean "to be no different")
twice / for a little while
dilemma / quandary / to face a difficult choice
repeatedly (idiom)
both sides suffer (idiom) / neither side wins
two or three
two chambers (of legislative assembly), e.g. House of Representatives and Senate
both sides
two-phase (physics)
the two poles / the north and south poles / both ends of sth / electric or magnetic poles
one country, two systems (PRC proposal regarding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
husband and wife
amphibious / dual-talented / able to work in two different lines
Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) / refers to the Western Han and Eastern Han
to be a different person / not to be one's usual self
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
heaven and earth / yin and yang
silver (as currency)
equivocal / ambiguous
to satisfy both sides / to accommodate both (demands)
lit. 300 silver taels not hidden here (idiom); fig. to reveal what one intends to hide
the two provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (traditional)
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (media term used esp. since 1997)
lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day / frequently
in twos and threes
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints
Chinese unit of weight equivalent to 50 grams
to square accounts (between borrower and lender or between buyer and seller)
lit. family members speak frankly with one another, not courteously, as if they were from two different families (idiom) / fig. people don't need to be deferential when they ask a family member for help / people from the same family should stick together (and good friends likewise)
empty-handed (idiom); fig. not receiving anything
lit. two segments with a single cut (idiom) / fig. to make a clean break (idiom)
unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
two quite different things / another kettle of fish
lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands / uncorrupted / unsoiled by corrupt practices
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
Liangdang county in Longnan 隴南|陇南, Gansu
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
to coexist / coexistence
two tigers fight (idiom); fig. a dispute between two powerful adversaries / a battle of the giants
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
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
a couple of times / to repeat the same / the same old trick / tricks of the trade
weight / (fig.) importance
received and paid for (business term); the goods delivered and the bill settled
both sides are willing / by mutual consent
quickly and effortlessly (idiom)
(idiom) to hesitate / to remain undecided
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints
honest and upright (idiom)
both sides (in contract) / the two opposing sides (in a dispute)
British imperial ounce (old)
both sides are willing / by mutual consent
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
bicameralism / bicameral legislative system
amphibian / amphibious animals
both parties (to a lawsuit) / plaintiff and defendant
places of pleasure (like brothels, tea houses etc)
one person taking on two tasks simultaneously
scatter-brained / thoughtless
two Germanies / refers to German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany)
the areas to the north and south of the Yellow River (in the Spring and Autumn Period) / Mesopotamia
the Song dynasty (960-1279) / refers to the Northern (960-1127) and Southern Song (1128-1279)
two quite different things / two unrelated matters
the year 2000 / 2000 years
class Amphibia / amphibians
to pay no attention to outside matters
if two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom) / if you start a war, someone is bound to get hurt
(coll.) to feel as though one's head could explode (Tw)
high quality at bargain price
to split sth into two (idiom)
(idiom) (of marriage or business partners) to break up; to separate
unfamiliar at first but you get used to it / strangers are first meeting, but soon friends / an acquired taste
lit. one body two sides (idiom) / fig. a situation with two sides to it
hurriedly / just a few steps away
(idiom) to succeed in both love and business

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