Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China


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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)
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either side; both sides
HSK 4
bilateral / both shores / both sides / both coasts / Taiwan and mainland
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one's two hands / two prongs (of a strategy) / both aspects, eventualities etc / skills / expertise
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two sides; both sides
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amphibious / dual-talented / able to work in two different lines
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husband and wife
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to have real skill / to know one's stuff
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both ends (of a stick etc) / two extremes
both sides
male and female / both types (acid and alkaline, positive and negative etc) / (chemistry) amphoteric
dual-use
both countries; two countries
both sides; either side
(say) a few words
Hubei 湖北 and Hunan 湖南 provinces
not the same; different
both sides
to satisfy both sides / to accommodate both (demands)
(idiom) to make a clean break with; to have nothing more to do with
empty-handed (idiom); fig. not receiving anything
both ends / both parties to a deal
both sides
two-phase (physics)
twice / for a little while
one country, two systems (PRC proposal regarding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
to give short weight
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
heaven and earth / yin and yang
Mesopotamia
Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) / refers to the Western Han and Eastern Han
two chambers (of legislative assembly), e.g. House of Representatives and Senate
to give short weight
Chinese unit of weight equivalent to 50 grams
in twos and threes
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints
unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death
the two poles / the north and south poles / both ends of sth / electric or magnetic poles
two quite different things / another kettle of fish
silver (as currency)
one move, two gains (idiom); two birds with one stone
(coll.) young married couple
no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma / trapped / in an impossible situation
Liangdang county in Longnan 隴南|陇南, Gansu
equivocal / ambiguous
both sides suffer (idiom) / neither side wins
lit. two tigers fight (idiom) / fig. a dispute between two powerful adversaries; a battle of the giants
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
innocent playmates
weight / (fig.) importance
to square accounts (between borrower and lender or between buyer and seller)
lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day / frequently
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
twice as much / double the amount
two quite different things / two unrelated matters
to give short weight
a couple of times / to repeat the same / the same old trick / tricks of the trade
repeatedly (idiom)
the two provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (traditional)
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
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
received and paid for (business term); the goods delivered and the bill settled
to be a different person / not to be one's usual self
both sides are willing / by mutual consent
lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands / uncorrupted / unsoiled by corrupt practices
quickly and effortlessly (idiom)
both sides are willing / by mutual consent
two or three
dilemma / quandary / to face a difficult choice
both parties (to a lawsuit) / plaintiff and defendant
bicameralism / bicameral legislative system
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
(idiom) to hesitate / to remain undecided
amphibian / amphibious animals
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints
places of pleasure (like brothels, tea houses etc)
British imperial ounce (old)
both sides (in contract) / the two opposing sides (in a dispute)
one person taking on two tasks simultaneously
scatter-brained / thoughtless
the Song dynasty (960-1279) / refers to the Northern (960-1127) and Southern Song (1128-1279)
the areas to the north and south of the Yellow River (in the Spring and Autumn Period) / Mesopotamia
two Germanies / refers to German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany)
lit. 300 silver taels not hidden here (idiom); fig. to reveal what one intends to hide
variant of 魍魎|魍魉
to have a foot in both camps / to have a bet each way / to be having an affair
PRC Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS)
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
(China's achievements of) producing an atomic bomb (1964) and hydrogen bomb (1967) and launching a satellite into space (1970)
class Amphibia / amphibians
honest and upright (idiom)
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"
(Cantonese cuisine) zhaliang, rice noodle rolls 腸粉|肠粉 stuffed with youtiao 油條|油条
to haggle over every ounce (idiom) / to to fuss over minor points / to be particular about sth
old married couple
an old married couple
to burn the candle at both ends (idiom) / to labor under a double burden
(coll.) to feel as though one's head could explode (Tw)

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