半斤八兩

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Chinese[edit]

 
half; semi-; incomplete; (after a number) and a half; half
catty; weight equal to 0.5 kg eight; 8
 
both; two; ounce; some; a few; tael
trad. (半斤八兩)
simp. (半斤八两)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Half a catty vs. eight taels. Formerly, one catty was equal to 16 taels.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

半斤八兩

  1. six of one, half a dozen of the other