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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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷九十四 志第四十三:  食貨二 Volume 94 Treatises 47: Finance and Economics 2 182
History of Ming 《明史》 卷八十二 志第五十八 食貨六 Volume 82 Treatises 58: Finance and Economics 6 138
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百七十一 志第一百二十四 職官十一 Volume 171 Treatises 124: Offical Posts 11 114
History of Jin 《金史》 卷五十八 志第三十九: 百官四 符制 印製 鐵券 官誥 百官俸給 Volume 58 Treatises 39: Official Posts 4 - Counting Systems, Printing, Iron Certificates, Official Proclamations, Official Salaries 111
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷七十  志第二十一:  禮樂四 Volume 70 Treatises 23: Rites and Music 4 87
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百七十二 志第一百二十五 職官十二 Volume 172 Treatises 125: Offical Posts 12 62
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷九十六 志第四十五上: 食貨四 Volume 96 Treatises 49: Finance and Economics 4 56
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷九十三 志第四十二:  食貨一 Volume 93 Treatises 46: Finance and Economics 1 54
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷二十二 本紀第二十二: 武宗一 Volume 22 Annals 22: Wuzong 1 50
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷四十八 志第二十八: 食貨上 Volume 48 Treatises 28: Finance and Economics 1 49

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
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
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
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
两笾 兩籩 兩籩 The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial 《儀禮》 士冠禮 第一 1. Capping rites for (the son of) a common officer 5