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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

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

Han character[edit]

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

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

References[edit]

  • 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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping loeng5, Yale leung5)

  1. tael

Noun[edit]

(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 also[edit]


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

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

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

  1. both

Readings[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (also kyūjitai)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

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

Numeral[edit]

(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 note[edit]

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

Synonyms[edit]

  • (èr) two

Noun[edit]

(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

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (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.

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(lưỡng, lạng)