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1 liǎngliang3two; both; some; a few; tael, unit of weight equal to 50 grams (modern) or 1⁄16 of a catty (old)
2两者 兩者 liǎng zhěliang3 zhe3both sides
3两国 兩國 liǎng guóliang3 guo2both countries; two countries
4两侧 兩側 liǎng liang3 ce4two sides; both sides
5两端 兩端 liǎng duānliang3 duan1both ends (of a stick etc); two extremes
6两手 兩手 liǎng shǒuliang3 shou3double tactics; twin strategies
7两边 兩邊 liǎng bianliang3 bian5either side; both sides
8两岸 兩岸 liǎng ànliang3 an4bilateral; both shores; both sides; both coasts; Taiwan and mainland
9两旁 兩旁 liǎng pángliang3 pang2both sides; either side
10两极 兩極 liǎng liang3 ji2the two poles; the north and south poles; both ends of sth; electric or magnetic poles
11两千 兩千 liǎng qiānliang3 qian1two thousand
12两面 兩面 liǎng miànliang3 mian4both sides
13两头 兩頭 liǎng tóuliang3 tou2both ends; both parties to a deal
14两口子 兩口子 liǎng kǒu ziliang3 kou3 zi5husband and wife
15两性 兩性 liǎng xìngliang3 xing4male and female; both types (acid and alkaline, positive and negative etc); (chemistry) amphoteric
16两样 兩樣 liǎng yàngliang3 yang4two kinds; difference
17两下 兩下 liǎng xiàliang3 xia4twice; for a little while
18两岸对话 兩岸對話 liǎng àn duì huàliang3 an4 dui4 hua4bilateral talks
19两岸三地 兩岸三地 liǎng àn sān liang3 an4 san1 di4China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (media term used esp. since 1997)
20两把刷子 兩把刷子 liǎng shuā ziliang3 ba3 shua1 zi5ability; skill
21两百万 兩百萬 liǎng bǎi wànliang3 bai3 wan4two million
22两百亿 兩百億 liǎng bǎi liang3 bai3 yi4twenty billion
23两败俱伤 兩敗俱傷 liǎng bài shāngliang3 bai4 ju4 shang1both sides suffer (idiom); neither side wins
24两倍 兩倍 liǎng bèiliang3 bei4twice as much; double the amount
25两鬓苍苍 兩鬢蒼蒼 liǎng bìn cāng cāngliang3 bin4 cang1 cang1graying at the temples (idiom)
26两步路 兩步路 liǎng liang3 bu4 lu4a step away; very close
27两不误 兩不誤 liǎng liang3 bu4 wu4to neglect neither one
28两不相欠 兩不相欠 liǎng xiāng qiànliang3 bu4 xiang1 qian4to be even; to be quits; to be even-steven
29两侧对称 兩側對稱 liǎng duì chènliang3 ce4 dui4 chen4bilateral symmetry
30两次 兩次 liǎng liang3 ci4twice
31两弹一星 兩彈一星 liǎng dàn xīngliang3 dan4 yi1 xing1(China's achievements of) producing an atomic bomb (1964) and hydrogen bomb (1967) and launching a satellite into space (1970)
32两当 兩當 liǎng dāngLiang3 dang1Liangdang county in Longnan 陇南 , Gansu
33两当县 兩當縣 liǎng dāng xiànLiang3 dang1 xian4Liangdang county in Longnan 陇南 , Gansu
34两党制 兩黨制 liǎng dǎng zhìliang3 dang3 zhi4two-party system
35两德 兩德 liǎng liang3 De2two Germanies; refers to German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany)
36两点十九分 兩點十九分 liǎng diǎn shí jiǔ fēnliang3 dian3 shi2 jiu3 fen12 :1 9 (time of day)
37两点水 兩點水 liǎng diǎn shuǐliang3 dian3 shui3name of "ice" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 15); see also
38两耳不闻窗外事 兩耳不聞窗外事 liǎng ěr wén chuāng wài shìliang3 er3 bu4 wen2 chuang1 wai4 shi4to pay no attention to outside matters
39两耳塞豆 兩耳塞豆 liǎng ěr sāi dòuliang3 er3 sai1 dou4to turn a deaf ear (idiom)
40两方 兩方 liǎng fāngliang3 fang1both sides (in contract); the two opposing sides (in a dispute)
41两分法 兩分法 liǎng fēn liang3 fen1 fa3(Maoism) one divides into two
42两个或更多 兩個或更多 liǎng huò gèng duōliang3 ge4 huo4 geng4 duo1two or more
43两个或两个以上 兩個或兩個以上 liǎng huò liǎng shàngliang3 ge4 huo4 liang3 ge4 yi3 shang4two or more
44两个中国 兩個中國 liǎng zhōng guóliang3 ge4 zhong1 guo2two-China (policy)
45两广 兩廣 liǎng guǎngLiang3 Guang3the two provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (traditional)
46两广总督 兩廣總督 liǎng guǎng zǒng liang3 guang3 zong3 du1Governor of Guangdong and Guangxi
47两国关系 兩國關係 liǎng guó guān liang3 guo2 guan1 xi4bilateral relations
48两国相争,不斩来使 兩國相爭,不斬來使 liǎng guó xiāng zhēng , zhǎn lái shǐliang3 guo2 xiang1 zheng1 , bu4 zhan3 lai2 shi3when two kingdoms are at war, they don't execute envoys (idiom)
49两国之间 兩國之間 liǎng guó zhī jiānliang3 guo2 zhi1 jian1bilateral; between two countries
50两汉 兩漢 liǎng hànliang3 Han4Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); refers to the Western Han and Eastern Han
51两河 兩河 liǎng liang3 he2two rivers; Mesopotamia
52两河流域 兩河流域 liǎng liú liang3 he2 liu2 yu4Mesopotamia
53两河文明 兩河文明 liǎng wén míngliang3 he2 wen2 ming2Mesopotamian civilization
54两湖 兩湖 liǎng Liang3 Hu2Hubei 湖北 and Hunan 湖南 provinces
55两虎相斗 兩虎相鬥 liǎng xiāng dòuliang3 hu3 xiang1 dou4two tigers fight (idiom); fig. a dispute between two powerful adversaries; a battle of the giants
56两虎相斗,必有一伤 兩虎相鬥,必有一傷 liǎng xiāng dòu , yǒu shāngliang3 hu3 xiang1 dou4 , bi4 you3 yi1 shang1when two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom); if it comes to a fight, someone will get hurt.
57两虎相争 兩虎相爭 liǎng xiāng zhēngliang3 hu3 xiang1 zheng1two tigers fighting (idiom); fierce contest between evenly matched adversaries
58两虎相争,必有一伤 兩虎相爭,必有一傷 liǎng xiāng zhēng , yǒu shāngliang3 hu3 xiang1 zheng1 , bi4 you3 yi1 shang1if two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom); if you start a war, someone is bound to get hurt
59两回事 兩回事 liǎng huí shìliang3 hui2 shi4two quite different things; two unrelated matters
60两会 兩會 liǎng huìLiang3 hui4National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
61两极分化 兩極分化 liǎng fēn huàliang3 ji2 fen1 hua4polarization
62两颊生津 兩頰生津 liǎng jiá shēng jīnliang3 jia2 sheng1 jin1mouth-watering; to whet one's appetite
63两江道 兩江道 liǎng jiāng dàoLiang3 jiang1 dao4Ryanggang province province in north North Korea, adjacent to Jilin province
64两脚架 兩腳架 liǎng jiǎo jiàliang3 jiao3 jia4bipod (supporting a machine gun etc)
65两节棍 兩節棍 liǎng jié gùnliang3 jie2 gun4nunchaku
66两句 兩句 liǎng liang3 ju4(say) a few words
67两可之间 兩可之間 liǎng zhī jiānliang3 ke3 zhi1 jian1to be torn two ways; Both are possible.; maybe, maybe not (idiom)
68两肋插刀 兩肋插刀 liǎng lèi chā dāoliang3 lei4 cha1 dao1lit. 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
69两泪交流 兩淚交流 liǎng lèi jiāo liúliang3 lei4 jiao1 liu2with two streams of tears running down one's face (idiom)
70两泪汪汪 兩淚汪汪 liǎng lèi wāng wāngliang3 lei4 wang1 wang1brimming with tears (idiom)
71两立 兩立 liǎng liang3 li4to coexist; coexistence
72两脸紫胀 兩臉紫脹 liǎng liǎn zhàngliang3 lian3 zi3 zhang4Both cheeks turned purple in anger. (idiom)
73两码事 兩碼事 liǎng shìliang3 ma3 shi4two quite different things; another kettle of fish
74两蒙其利 兩蒙其利 liǎng méng liang3 meng2 qi2 li4both benefit from it (idiom)
75两面派 兩面派 liǎng miàn pàiliang3 mian4 pai4two-faced person; double-dealing
76两面三刀 兩面三刀 liǎng miàn sān dāoliang3 mian4 san1 dao1two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross; double dealing and back stabbing
77两面手法 兩面手法 liǎng miàn shǒu liang3 mian4 shou3 fa3double-dealing (idiom)
78两难 兩難 liǎng nánliang3 nan2dilemma; quandary; to face a difficult choice
79两栖 兩棲 liǎng liang3 qi1amphibious; dual-talented; able to work in two different lines
80两栖动物 兩棲動物 liǎng dòng liang3 qi1 dong4 wu4amphibian; amphibious animals
81两栖类 兩棲類 liǎng lèiliang3 qi1 lei4class Amphibia; amphibians
82两讫 兩訖 liǎng liang3 qi4received and paid for (business term); the goods delivered and the bill settled
83两千六百一十六 兩千六百一十六 liǎng qiān liù bǎi shí liùliang3 qian1 liu4 bai3 yi1 shi2 liu42616
84两千年 兩千年 liǎng qiān niánliang3 qian1 nian2the year 2000; 2000 years
85两亲 兩親 liǎng qīnliang3 qin1see 双亲
86两清 兩清 liǎng qīngliang3 qing1loan settled (business term); business complete to the satisfaction of both parties
87两情两愿 兩情兩願 liǎng qíng liǎng yuànliang3 qing2 liang3 yuan4by mutual consent (north China dialect)
88两情相悦 兩情相悅 liǎng qíng xiāng yuèliang3 qing2 xiang1 yue4(of a couple) to be harmonious; to be each other's sunshine
89两全 兩全 liǎng quánliang3 quan2to satisfy both sides; to accommodate both (demands)
90两权分立 兩權分立 liǎng quán fēn liang3 quan2 fen1 li4system of independent legislative and executive branches (idiom)
91两全其美 兩全其美 liǎng quán měiliang3 quan2 qi2 mei3to 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
92两三日内 兩三日內 liǎng sān nèiliang3 san1 ri4 nei4within two or three days (idiom)
93两生类 兩生類 liǎng shēng lèiliang3 sheng1 lei4class Amphibia; also written 两栖类
94两世为人 兩世為人 liǎng shì wéi rénliang3 shi4 wei2 ren2to be lucky to have escaped death (idiom)
95两手冰凉 兩手冰涼 liǎng shǒu bīng liángliang3 shou3 bing1 liang2one's hands turned icy cold (idiom)
96两手不沾阳春水 兩手不沾陽春水 liǎng shǒu zhān yáng chūn shuǐliang3 shou3 bu4 zhan1 yang2 chun1 shui3see 十指不沾阳春水
97两手叉背 兩手叉背 liǎng shǒu chā bèiliang3 shou3 cha1 bei4with one's hands behind one's back (idiom)
98两手交臂 兩手交臂 liǎng shǒu jiāo liang3 shou3 jiao1 bi4to fold one's arms (idiom)
99两手空空 兩手空空 liǎng shǒu kōng kōngliang3 shou3 kong1 kong1empty-handed (idiom); fig. not receiving anything
100两手准备 兩手準備 liǎng shǒu zhǔn bèiliang3 shou3 zhun3 bei4to have two strings to one's bow; to prepare oneself for many eventualities (idiom)
101两宋 兩宋 liǎng sòngLiang3 Song4the Song dynasty (960-1279); refers to the Northern (960-1127) and Southern Song (1128-1279)
102两天 兩天 liǎng tiānliang3 tian1two days
103两头落空 兩頭落空 liǎng tóu luò kōngliang3 tou2 luo4 kong1to fall between two stools; to pursue two and catch neither (idiom)
104两头儿 兩頭兒 liǎng tóu rliang3 tou2 r5erhua variant of 两头
105两头为难 兩頭為難 liǎng tóu wéi nánliang3 tou2 wei2 nan2to be in a dilemma (idiom)
106两头在外 兩頭在外 liǎng tóu zài wàiliang3 tou2 zai4 wai4the policy of importing raw and semi-finished materials from abroad (idiom)
107两下子 兩下子 liǎng xià ziliang3 xia4 zi5a couple of times; to repeat the same; the same old trick; tricks of the trade
108两相 兩相 liǎng xiāngliang3 xiang1both sides
109两相抵消 兩相抵消 liǎng xiāng xiāoliang3 xiang1 di3 xiao1to mutually call it quits (idiom)
110两厢情愿 兩廂情願 liǎng xiāng qíng yuànliang3 xiang1 qing2 yuan4both sides are willing; by mutual consent; both sides are willing; by mutual consent
111两相 兩相 liǎng xiàngliang3 xiang4two-phase (physics)
112两小无猜 兩小無猜 liǎng xiǎo cāiliang3 xiao3 wu2 cai1innocent playmates
113两星期 兩星期 liǎng xīng liang3 xing1 qi1fortnight
114两性差距 兩性差距 liǎng xìng chā liang3 xing4 cha1 ju4disparity between the sexes
115两性动物 兩性動物 liǎng xìng dòng liang3 xing4 dong4 wu4hermaphrodite creature
116两性花 兩性花 liǎng xìng huāliang3 xing4 hua1hermaphrodite flower
117两性离子 兩性離子 liǎng xìng liang3 xing4 li2 zi3(chemistry) zwitterion
118两性平等 兩性平等 liǎng xìng píng děngliang3 xing4 ping2 deng3equality between the sexes
119两性异形 兩性異形 liǎng xìng xíngliang3 xing4 yi4 xing2sexual dimorphism
120两袖清风 兩袖清風 liǎng xiù qīng fēngliang3 xiu4 qing1 feng1lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands; uncorrupted; unsoiled by corrupt practices
121两眼望穿 兩眼望穿 liǎng yǎn wàng chuānliang3 yan3 wang4 chuan1to wear out one's eyes watching for sb. (idiom)
122两眼直盯 兩眼直盯 liǎng yǎn zhí dīngliang3 yan3 zhi2 ding1to fix one's eyes on (idiom)
123两样东西 兩樣東西 liǎng yàng dōng xiliang3 yang4 dong1 xi5two distinct things
124两伊战争 兩伊戰爭 liǎng zhàn zhēngLiang3 Yi1 Zhan4 zheng1Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)
125两仪 兩儀 liǎng liang3 yi2heaven and earth; yin and yang
126两用 兩用 liǎng yòngliang3 yong4dual-use
127两院 兩院 liǎng yuànliang3 yuan4two chambers (of legislative assembly), e.g. House of Representatives and Senate
128两院制 兩院制 liǎng yuàn zhìliang3 yuan4 zhi4bicameralism; bicameral legislative system
129两造 兩造 liǎng zàoliang3 zao4both parties (to a lawsuit); plaintiff and defendant
130两着儿 兩著兒 liǎng zhāo rliang3 zhao1 r5the same old trick; illegal device
131两口儿 兩口兒 liǎng kǒu rliang3 kou3 r5husband and wife; couple

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