See also: and

TranslingualEdit

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)

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

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

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping loeng5, Yale leung5)

  1. tael

NounEdit

(traditional, Jyutping loeng5, simplified )

  1. (Hong Kong) tael, a traditional unit of weight, legally defined as 1/16 of a catty (kan / ) or 0.0377993638 kilograms (公斤)

See alsoEdit


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

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

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

  1. both

ReadingsEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (also kyūjitai)

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

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

NumeralEdit

(traditional, Pinyin liǎng, simplified )

  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

兩个人 two people, 兩年 two year

Examples with

二十 twenty, 第二 second

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

(traditional, Pinyin liǎng, simplified )

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

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.

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(lưỡng, lạng)

Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 07:20