両 (radical 1 一+5, 6 strokes, cangjie input 一山月 (MUB), four-corner 10227, composition ⿱一⿻冂山 or ⿻⿱一山冂)
- both, pair, couple
- ounce, tael
- KangXi: not present, would follow page 78, character 10
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 46
- Dae Jaweon: page 157, character 7
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 19, character 1
- Unihan data for U+4E21
|For pronunciation and definitions of 両 – see 兩.
(This character, 両, is a variant form of 兩.)
(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji, shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form 兩)
- old Japanese coin
(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji, shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form 輛)
- counter for carriages, such as in a train
From Middle Chinese 兩 (/lɨɐŋH/ invalid IPA characters (H), “two, both”).
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The koro reading appears to be obsolete, superseded by ryō above.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/ invalid IPA characters (H)?, counter for vehicles).
両 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 輛, 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.
Shinjitai. As this form conflates the traditional characters 兩 and 輛, some may prefer not to simplify the latter, or to use the extended shinjitai form 輌.
- 1988, 国語大辞典（新装版） (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan