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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)
both sides
male and female / both types (acid and alkaline, positive and negative etc) / (chemistry) amphoteric
either side / both sides
bilateral / both shores / both sides / both coasts / Taiwan and mainland
National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
both ends (of a stick etc) / two extremes
one's two hands / two prongs (of a strategy) / both aspects, eventualities etc / skills / expertise
class Amphibia / amphibians
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
both countries; two countries
two distinct things (often used in combination with 没有|沒有 to mean "to be no different")
empty-handed (idiom); fig. not receiving anything
both ends / both parties to a deal
repeatedly (idiom)
lit. two segments with a single cut (idiom) / fig. to make a clean break (idiom)
twice / for a little while
two tigers fight (idiom); fig. a dispute between two powerful adversaries / a battle of the giants
to be a different person / not to be one's usual self
one country, two systems (PRC proposal regarding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
lit. four ounces can move a thousand catties (idiom) / fig. to achieve much with little effort
both sides; either side
to coexist / coexistence
amphibious / dual-talented / able to work in two different lines
equivocal / ambiguous
dilemma / quandary / to face a difficult choice
Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) / refers to the Western Han and Eastern Han
silver (as currency)
one move, two gains (idiom); two birds with one stone
two or three
two quite different things / two unrelated matters
to have a foot in both camps / to have a bet each way / to be having an affair
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
husband and wife
Chinese unit of weight equivalent to 50 grams
two sides / both sides
no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma / trapped / in an impossible situation
both sides suffer (idiom) / neither side wins
two tigers fighting (idiom); fierce contest between evenly matched adversaries
lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day / frequently
the year 2000 / 2000 years
in twos and threes
heaven and earth / yin and yang
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
Liangdang county in Longnan 隴南|陇南, Gansu
(of a couple) to be harmonious; to be each other's sunshine
(coll.) young married couple
to satisfy both sides / to accommodate both (demands)
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences / incompatible standpoints
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
both sides (in contract) / the two opposing sides (in a dispute)
unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
old married couple
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
(idiom) thriving; (of a city) populous and wealthy; (of a family) large and prosperous
twice as much / double the amount
amphibian / amphibious animals
two-party system
innocent playmates
two quite different things / another kettle of fish
(coll.) to feel as though one's head could explode (Tw)
to give short weight
the two provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (traditional)
both parties (to a lawsuit) / plaintiff and defendant
when two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom) / if it comes to a fight, someone will get hurt.
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
lit. 300 silver taels not hidden here (idiom); fig. to reveal what one intends to hide
both sides
(idiom) to suffer the departure of sb (talented staff or one's spouse etc) and a financial loss as well; to get burned both romantically and financially
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
to have real skill / to know one's stuff
Hubei 湖北 and Hunan 湖南 provinces
to give short weight
weight / (fig.) importance
received and paid for (business term); the goods delivered and the bill settled
both sides are willing / by mutual consent
lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands / uncorrupted / unsoiled by corrupt practices
a couple of times / to repeat the same / the same old trick / tricks of the trade
to give short weight
to haggle over every ounce (idiom) / to to fuss over minor points / to be particular about sth
(idiom) between a rock and a hard place / in a dilemma
British imperial ounce (old)
to pay no attention to outside matters
Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)
quickly and effortlessly (idiom)
ability / skill
both sides are willing / by mutual consent
hurriedly / just a few steps away
two-faced person / double-dealing
(idiom) to hesitate / to remain undecided
scatter-brained / thoughtless
(say) a few words

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