(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji, shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form 兩)
- old Japanese coin
(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)
- counter for carriages, such as in a train
Usually replaces 輛 and extended shinjitai form 輌 in modern usage.
From Middle Chinese 兩 (lɨɐŋH, “two, both”).
- On’yomi: Goon
- This pitch accent only applies when this is used as a standalone noun.
両 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 兩, hiragana りょう, rōmaji ryō, historical hiragana りやう)
- the both of something
- ryō no te de
- with both hands
- a traditional unit of currency
両 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 兩, hiragana りょう, rōmaji ryō-, historical hiragana りやう)
From Old Japanese. Possibly related to root koro in reference to rolling, as in 転ぶ (korobu, “to tumble, to fall; to roll”), ころころ (korokoro, “rollingly”).
両 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 兩, hiragana ころ, rōmaji -koro)
- (obsolete) a traditional unit of weight, roughly equivalent to 37.5 grams
The koro reading appears to be obsolete, superseded by ryō above.
Probably from Middle Chinese 輛 (lɨɐŋH?, counter for vehicles).
両 (hiragana りょう, rōmaji -ryō, historical hiragana りやう)
- a car of a train
- Kono densha wa rokuryō hensei desu.
- This train consists of six cars.
- 1988, 国語大辞典（新装版） (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan