liàng collective word for vehicles

Made up of [ chē vehicle radical 159, liǎng pair; two ]
This measure word can be used with these nouns: chē (vehicle)
Alternative traditional form of character:


The 'vehicle' radical gives association, 'liang' (pair) gives phonetic
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters

Also uses chē component: jiào (comparatively) ruǎn (soft) zài (to carry)
Also uses liǎng component: bǐng (both) mǎn (to fill)

Different tone

liáng (good) liáng (cool) liǎng (pair)

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