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TranslingualEdit

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Two side by side. 丙 was originally phonetic (both 丙 and 兩 were pronounced as approximately *praŋʔ in Old Chinese).

Han characterEdit

(radical 11 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 一中月人 (MLBO), four-corner 10227, composition ⿻⿻入)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 126, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1436
  • Dae Jaweon: page 272, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 24, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5169

HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ liong (liong1), líong (liong2), Hagfa Pinyim liong1, liong3)

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ReferencesEdit


ChineseEdit

simpl.
trad.

Etymology 1Edit

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PronunciationEdit


NumeralEdit

  1. two
    • 熱氣球 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]liǎngzhī rèqìqiú [Pinyin]two hot air ballons
  2. some, few
Usage notesEdit
  • is used when counting things with a measure word, is used in numbers.
  • Examples with
    兩個人 two people, 兩年 two years
  • Examples with
    二十 twenty (literally "two tens"), 第二 second
SynonymsEdit
  • (èr, "two")
CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-21.
  • ""Er" and "liang"" (in Mandarin/English), Chinese Grammar Wiki. URL accessed on 2014-03-21.
  • "Jukuu" (in Mandarin/English), Jukuu. URL accessed on 2014-03-21.

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

  1. Tael, an ancient unit of weight for silver, approximatly 40 grams
  2. market tael (市兩市两), equal to 50 grams

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (兩):


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

  1. both

ReadingsEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (also kyūjitai)

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ryang) (hangeul , revised ryang, McCune-Reischauer ryang)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(lưỡng, lạng)

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