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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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(say) a few words
bilateral / both shores / both sides / both coasts / Taiwan and mainland
National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
both sides
the two sexes / bisexual / hermaphrodite / having two characteristics / heterosexual
either side / both sides
dual-use
two sides / both sides
both countries / two countries
both ends (of a stick etc) / two extremes
twice as much / double the amount
both sides
both ends / both parties to a deal
the two poles / the north and south poles / both ends of sth / electric or magnetic poles
amphibious / dual-talented / able to work in two different lines
both sides / either side
Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) / refers to the Western Han and Eastern Han
to neglect neither one
two or three
two chambers (of legislative assembly), e.g. House of Representatives and Senate
bilateral relations
both sides (in contract) / the two opposing sides (in a dispute)
both sides
two-phase (physics)
husband and wife
dilemma / quandary
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
twice / for a little while
(coll.) young married couple
both sides suffer (idiom) / neither side wins
polarization
two rivers / Mesopotamia
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
two-way / reversible / both sides of the coin
to be a different person / not to be one's usual self
one move, two gains (idiom); two birds with one stone
innocent playmates
no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma / trapped / in an impossible situation
the year 2000 / 2000 years
two distinct things
heaven and earth / yin and yang
one country, two systems (PRC proposal regarding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
the two provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (traditional)
(of a couple) to be harmonious / to be each other's sunshine
Chinese unit of weight equivalent to 50 grams
two quite different things / two unrelated matters
two quite different things / another kettle of fish
equivocal / ambiguous
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
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)
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
Liangdang county in Longnan 隴南|陇南, Gansu
in twos and threes
amphibian / amphibious animals
lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day / frequently
Hubei 湖北 and Hunan 湖南 provinces
lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands / uncorrupted / unsoiled by corrupt practices
refers to the historical achievement of China by 1970 in producing and successfully detonating an atomic bomb (1964), a hydrogen bomb (1967) and launching a satellite into space (1970)
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
bilateral / between two countries
Guomindang 國民黨|国民党 and Chinese Communist Party 共產黨|共产党
unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death
fortnight
ability / skill
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints
the latter two
(chemistry) zwitterion
lit. two segments with a single cut (idiom) / fig. to make a clean break (idiom)
class Amphibia / amphibians
empty-handed (idiom); fig. not receiving anything
two-faced person / double-dealing
to have a foot in both camps / to have a bet each way / to be having an affair
to have real skill / to know one's stuff
loan settled (business term) / business complete to the satisfaction of both parties
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
Mesopotamia
amphibious (vehicle)
lit. 300 silver taels not hidden here (idiom); fig. to reveal what one intends to hide
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
loss of life and property / to lose the beauty and her possessions
weight / (fig.) importance
two-China (policy)
Liangdang county in Longnan 隴南|陇南, Gansu
to pay no attention to outside matters
bilateral symmetry
(of marriage or business partners) to break up (idiom) / to separate
(coll.) to feel as though one's head could explode (Tw)
quickly and effortlessly (idiom)
to coexist / coexistence
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
both sides are willing / by mutual consent
hermaphrodite flower
Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)

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