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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)
both sides
(say) a few words
bilateral / both shores / both sides / both coasts / Taiwan and mainland
either side / both sides
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
both sides
male and female / both types (acid and alkaline, positive and negative etc) / (chemistry) amphoteric
twice as much / double the amount
the two poles / the north and south poles / both ends of sth / electric or magnetic poles
two kinds / difference
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
dilemma / quandary / to face a difficult choice
to neglect neither one
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)
(of a couple) to be harmonious / to be each other's sunshine
husband and wife
innocent playmates
two rivers / Mesopotamia
two quite different things / two unrelated matters
bilateral talks
the two provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (traditional)
the year 2000 / 2000 years
amphibian / amphibious animals
Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) / refers to the Western Han and Eastern Han
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)
class Amphibia / amphibians
two-faced person / double-dealing
name of "ice" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 15) / see also
two quite different things / another kettle of fish
both sides suffer (idiom) / neither side wins
(China's achievements of) producing an atomic bomb (1964) and hydrogen bomb (1967) and launching a satellite into space (1970)
heaven and earth / yin and yang
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
bilateral / between two countries
Hubei 湖北 and Hunan 湖南 provinces
hermaphrodite flower
bipod (supporting a machine gun etc)
Liangdang county in Longnan 隴南|陇南, Gansu
empty-handed (idiom); fig. not receiving anything
two distinct things
lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands / uncorrupted / unsoiled by corrupt practices
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
ability / skill
bilateral symmetry
loan settled (business term) / business complete to the satisfaction of both parties
a couple of times / to repeat the same / the same old trick / tricks of the trade
two-China (policy)
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
two-party system
both sides are willing / by mutual consent
Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)
(chemistry) zwitterion
both parties (to a lawsuit) / plaintiff and defendant
hermaphrodite creature
to coexist / coexistence
erhua variant of 兩頭|两头
to pay no attention to outside matters
Governor of Guangdong and Guangxi
two Germanies / refers to German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany)
(Maoism) one divides into two
Ryanggang province province in north North Korea, adjacent to Jilin province
two tigers fight (idiom); fig. a dispute between two powerful adversaries / a battle of the giants
two tigers fighting (idiom); fierce contest between evenly matched adversaries
equality between the sexes
received and paid for (business term) / the goods delivered and the bill settled
to be even / to be quits / to be even-steven
sexual dimorphism
bicameralism / bicameral legislative system
a step away / very close
if two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom) / if you start a war, someone is bound to get hurt
both sides are willing / by mutual consent
Mesopotamian civilization
when two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom) / if it comes to a fight, someone will get hurt.
disparity between the sexes
mouth-watering / to whet one's appetite
by mutual consent (north China dialect)
when two kingdoms are at war, they don't execute envoys (idiom)
class Amphibia / also written 兩棲類|两栖类
the same old trick / illegal device

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