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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

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

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

References[edit]

  • 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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping loeng5, Yale leung5)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

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

Compounds[edit]

Numeral[edit]

(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 note[edit]

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

Synonyms[edit]

  • (èr) two

Noun[edit]

(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

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.