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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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bilateral / both shores / both sides / both coasts / Taiwan and mainland
(say) a few words
National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
both ends (of a stick etc) / two extremes
two sides / both sides
both countries / two countries
dual-use
both sides
male and female / both types (acid and alkaline, positive and negative etc) / (chemistry) amphoteric
twice as much / double the amount
either side / both sides
both sides
both sides / either side
both ends / both parties to a deal
amphibious / dual-talented / able to work in two different lines
two chambers (of legislative assembly), e.g. House of Representatives and Senate
the two poles / the north and south poles / both ends of sth / electric or magnetic poles
two or three
dilemma / quandary / to face a difficult choice
to neglect neither one
Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) / refers to the Western Han and Eastern Han
twice / for a little while
both sides
two-phase (physics)
both sides (in contract) / the two opposing sides (in a dispute)
bilateral relations
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
(of a couple) to be harmonious / to be each other's sunshine
one country, two systems (PRC proposal regarding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
husband and wife
(coll.) young married couple
two quite different things / two unrelated matters
two rivers / Mesopotamia
the two provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (traditional)
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
polarization
the year 2000 / 2000 years
class Amphibia / amphibians
name of "ice" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 15) / see also
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
Chinese unit of weight equivalent to 50 grams
both sides suffer (idiom) / neither side wins
two-way / reversible / both sides of the coin
two quite different things / another kettle of fish
equivocal / ambiguous
heaven and earth / yin and yang
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)
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
Liangdang county in Longnan 隴南|陇南, Gansu
in twos and threes
amphibian / amphibious animals
to be a different person / not to be one's usual self
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
Hubei 湖北 and Hunan 湖南 provinces
unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death
hermaphrodite flower
(China's achievements of) producing an atomic bomb (1964) and hydrogen bomb (1967) and launching a satellite into space (1970)
bipod (supporting a machine gun etc)
lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day / frequently
bilateral / between two countries
Guomindang 國民黨|国民党 and Chinese Communist Party 共產黨|共产党
the latter two
Liangdang county in Longnan 隴南|陇南, Gansu
fortnight
empty-handed (idiom); fig. not receiving anything
two distinct things
lit. two segments with a single cut (idiom) / fig. to make a clean break (idiom)
(chemistry) zwitterion
PRC Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS)
lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands / uncorrupted / unsoiled by corrupt practices
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints
to have real skill / to know one's stuff
two-faced person / double-dealing
ability / skill
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
amphibious (vehicle)
a couple of times / to repeat the same / the same old trick / tricks of the trade
loan settled (business term) / business complete to the satisfaction of both parties
Mesopotamia
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
two-China (policy)
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
to have a foot in both camps / to have a bet each way / to be having an affair
weight / (fig.) importance
both houses of US Congress
two-party system
bilateral symmetry
loss of life and property / to lose the beauty and her possessions
quickly and effortlessly (idiom)
to coexist / coexistence
to pay no attention to outside matters
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

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