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

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