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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
bilateral / both shores / both sides / both coasts / Taiwan and mainland
both sides
dual-use
National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
both ends (of a stick etc) / two extremes
to neglect neither one
two sides / both sides
both countries / two countries
male and female / both types (acid and alkaline, positive and negative etc) / (chemistry) amphoteric
the two poles / the north and south poles / both ends of sth / electric or magnetic poles
both sides (in contract) / the two opposing sides (in a dispute)
twice as much / double the amount
two kinds / difference
both ends / both parties to a deal
Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) / refers to the Western Han and Eastern Han
amphibious / dual-talented / able to work in two different lines
two chambers (of legislative assembly), e.g. House of Representatives and Senate
both sides / either side
innocent playmates
two Germanies / refers to German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany)
twice / for a little while
the Song dynasty (960-1279) / refers to the Northern (960-1127) and Southern Song (1128-1279)
both sides
two-phase (physics)
dilemma / quandary / to face a difficult choice
two rivers / Mesopotamia
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 / another kettle of fish
Hubei 湖北 and Hunan 湖南 provinces
the year 2000 / 2000 years
(China's achievements of) producing an atomic bomb (1964) and hydrogen bomb (1967) and launching a satellite into space (1970)
Mesopotamia
polarization
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
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (media term used esp. since 1997)
to satisfy both sides / to accommodate both (demands)
bilateral / between two countries
bilateral relations
heaven and earth / yin and yang
(of a couple) to be harmonious / to be each other's sunshine
class Amphibia / amphibians
bilateral symmetry
the two provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (traditional)
amphibian / amphibious animals
husband and wife
both sides suffer (idiom) / neither side wins
two-faced person / double-dealing
a couple of times / to repeat the same / the same old trick / tricks of the trade
two distinct things
two tigers fighting (idiom); fierce contest between evenly matched adversaries
two quite different things / two unrelated matters
both sides are willing / by mutual consent
Liangdang county in Longnan 隴南|陇南, Gansu
name of "ice" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 15) / see also
lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands / uncorrupted / unsoiled by corrupt practices
Governor of Guangdong and Guangxi
Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)
fortnight
loan settled (business term) / business complete to the satisfaction of both parties
ability / skill
Mesopotamian civilization
to be even / to be quits / to be even-steven
empty-handed (idiom); fig. not receiving anything
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
bilateral talks
received and paid for (business term) / the goods delivered and the bill settled
hermaphrodite flower
to pay no attention to outside matters
bicameralism / bicameral legislative system
Liangdang county in Longnan 隴南|陇南, Gansu
two-China (policy)
both parties (to a lawsuit) / plaintiff and defendant
husband and wife / couple
to coexist / coexistence
two-party system
(chemistry) zwitterion
two tigers fight (idiom); fig. a dispute between two powerful adversaries / a battle of the giants
(Maoism) one divides into two
equality between the sexes
bipod (supporting a machine gun etc)
Ryanggang province province in north North Korea, adjacent to Jilin province
a step away / very close
both sides are willing / by mutual consent
if two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom) / if you start a war, someone is bound to get hurt
sexual dimorphism
erhua variant of 兩頭|两头
when two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom) / if it comes to a fight, someone will get hurt.
hermaphrodite creature
nunchaku
disparity between the sexes
mouth-watering / to whet one's appetite
when two kingdoms are at war, they don't execute envoys (idiom)
by mutual consent (north China dialect)
class Amphibia / also written 兩棲類|两栖类

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