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Meaning of 两

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(Trad.: 兩)
Pinyin: liǎng
English Definition: two; both; some; a few; tael, unit of weight equal to 50 grams (modern) or 1⁄16 of a catty (old)
Chinese Definition:
①数目,二。一般用于量词和“个、半、千、万、亿”前:两个黄鹂。两本书。
②双方:两可。两边。两便(客套用语,彼此方便)。两旁。两侧。两袖清风。两败俱伤。
③中国市制重量单位:十两(一市斤。旧制为十六两一市斤)。半斤八两(喻彼此一样,不相上下,含贬义)。
④表示不定数目:两下子。两着儿(zh乷r)。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: Two people together in a cart
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Example Words
两岸 liǎng àn bilateral; both shores; both sides; both coasts; Taiwan and mainland
一国两制 guó liǎng zhì one country, two systems (PRC proposal regarding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
两手 liǎng shǒu double tactics; twin strategies
两侧 liǎng two sides; both sides
两旁 liǎng páng both sides; either side
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