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

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