双 shuāng pair
Note Appropriately the representation is of two hands, it used to include a pair of birds but that has been simplified
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请给我一双筷子 qǐng gěi wǒ yī shuāng kuài zǐ
Please bring me a pair of chopsticks
The second part of the Zhou dynasty was known for incessant warfare between kingdoms. It was time of great importance to China as the philosophical traditions were developed that went on to dominate the next two thousand years. The first unification of China as a large nation state then followed.
Once you know the numbers 1 to 12 it is easy to understand the date and time in Chinese.
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