一而二,二而一

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

Literally: one then two, two then one

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin 一 ér èr, èr ér yī [Phonetic: yī ér èr, èr ér yī]
Zhuyin ㄧ ㄦˊ ㄦˋ , ㄦˋ ㄦˊ ㄧ
IPA (key) /i⁵⁵ ˀɤɻ³⁵ ˀɤɻ⁵¹⁻⁵³ ˀɤɻ⁵¹ ˀɤɻ³⁵ i⁵⁵⁻⁵¹/

IdiomEdit

一而二,二而一 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin yī ér èr, èr ér yī)

  1. one and the same
  2. two sides of the same coin
Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 22:44