See also: and

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Han characterEdit

(radical 1 +6, 7 strokes, cangjie input 一人人月 (MOOB))

  1. two
  2. both, pair, couple
  3. ounce

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 78, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 51
  • Dae Jaweon: page 157, character 21
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 21, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+4E24

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Jyutping loeng5, Yale leung5)


MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Pinyin liǎng (liang3), Wade-Giles liang3)

CompoundsEdit

NumeralEdit

(simplified, Pinyin liǎng, traditional )

  1. two
    两只热气球 - two hot air ballons
  2. some, few
    你们这天真够辛苦的。nǐmen zhè liǎng tiānzhēn gòu xīnkǔ de.
    You've really been working hard the past few days.

Usage noteEdit

is used when counting things with a measure word, is used in numbers.

Examples with

两个人 two people, 两年 two year

Examples with

二十 twenty, 第二 second

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

(simplified, Pinyin liǎng, traditional )

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

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.
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 05:38