Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

两 (兩) liǎng

  1. liǎng number two
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: 两 is used rather than 二 when measuring quantities. 二 is used for dates and to indicate order (Guoyu '兩' n 2; Unihan '兩').
  2. liǎng measure word unit of weight equal to 50 grams
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: This unit is used in the Chinese Market System of Weights and Measures (Guoyu '兩' n 1; Unihan '兩')
  3. liǎng adverb both / mutual
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 双方 (Guoyu '兩' adv).
  4. liǎng adjective a few
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 几 (Guoyu '兩' adj).

Contained in

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Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷二十一 律曆志 Volume 21: Treatise on Rhythm and the Calendar 24
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷十八 趙一 Chapter 18: Zhao I 17
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷十二 志第二 天文中 Volume 12 Treatises 2: Astronomy Part Two 17
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷三十 燕二 Chapter 30: Yan II 15
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷十九 百官公卿表 Volume 19: Table of nobility ranks and government offices 15
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十五 志第十五 輿服 Volume 25 Treatises 15: Travel and Dress 14
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷九十四上 匈奴傳 Volume 94a: Traditions of the Xiongnu 1 13
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《張耳陳餘列傳》 Biographies of Zhang Er and Chen Yu 13
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷九十五 西南夷兩粵朝鮮傳 Volume 95: Traditions of the Yi of the southeast, the two Yues, and Chosun (Korea) --- Nanyue and Min Yue 13
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷十四 楚一 Chapter 14: Chu I 12

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
两君 兩君 使我兩君匪以玉帛相見 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 16
两观 兩觀 雉門及兩觀災 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 定公 Lord Ding 14
两楹 兩楹 正棺於兩楹之間 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 定公 Lord Ding 12
及两 及兩 雉門及兩觀災 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 定公 Lord Ding 10
两壶 兩壺 尊兩壺于房戶閒 The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial 《儀禮》 鄉飲酒禮 第四 4. Rites of the district symposium 9
用两 用兩 用兩珪質于河 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 7
百两 百兩 百兩御之 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧召南‧鵲巢 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Shao And The South - Que Chao 7
两甒 兩甒 兩甒 The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial 《儀禮》 士冠禮 第一 1. Capping rites for (the son of) a common officer 6
尊两 尊兩 尊兩壺于房戶閒 The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial 《儀禮》 鄉飲酒禮 第四 4. Rites of the district symposium 6
两敦 兩敦 有虞氏之兩敦 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《明堂位》 The Places in the Hall of Distinction 5