liǎng pair; two


Used as component in : mǎn ; bǐng ; liàng Made up of [ jiōng covering box radical 13, rén Person (radical) radical 9, one radical 1]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

A picture of a pair of things - 'third of heavenly stems (bing)' that used to be phonetic
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses jiōng component: gāng (ridge) jiàn (see) lì (beautiful) nán (south) nèi (inner) shàng (still) shāng (commerce) tóng (same) wǎng (net) yǔ (rain) zài (again) zhōu (surname Zhou)
Also uses rén component: bǐng (both) chàng (to initiate) dài (replace) dàn (but) dǎo (fall) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) fèn (portion) gōng (to provide) gū (estimate) hé (what) hòu (wait) huà (to make into) huá (splendid) huā (flower) jiàn (healthy) mén (s) nǐ (you) rén (humane) shén (what) tā (he) wèi (position) yè (night) 亿 yì (100,000,000) zhí (value) zhù (to live) zhuàn (biography) zuò (to do)
Also uses component: bǎi (hundred) bǐng (third in order) bù (no; not) chǒu (shameful) dàn (dawn) dé (virtue) huà (to draw) huò (maybe) jiāng (border) kāi (begin) lì (beautiful) měng (Mongol) miè (to extinguish) qiě (and) shì (life) yǔ (to give) zài (again) zhèng (correct)

Different tone

liáng (good) liáng (cool) liàng (collective word for vehicles)

< Previous liáng Next liàng >

Pronunciation

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Proverbs

半斤八两 bàn jīn bā liǎng Nothing to choose between two alternatives
一个和尚挑水喝,两个和尚抬水喝,三个和尚没水喝 yī gè hé shang tiāo shuǐ hē, liǎng gè hé shang tái shuǐ hē, sān ge hé shang méi shuǐ hē Sometimes work is best done alone, a group may procrastinate without achieving anything

Phrases

wǒ mén yào liǎng bēi kā fēi We want two cups of coffee
hái yào liǎng wān mǐ fàn Also want two bowls of rice
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