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Meaning of 两

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(Trad.: 兩)

Total strokes: 7; Radical: ; Structure: 两 + *
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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)。

Example Words:
一举两得 [ liǎng ]: one move, two gains (idiom); two birds with one stone
两者 [ liǎng zhě ]: both sides
两国 [ liǎng guó ]: both countries; two countries
两侧 [ liǎng ]: two sides; both sides
两端 [ liǎng duān ]: both ends (of a stick etc); two extremes