shuāng pair


Alternative traditional form of character:

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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Pronunciation

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Cities

双鸭山 Shuangyashan, Heilongjiang
双辽 Shuangliao, Jilin

Phrases

请给我一双筷子 qǐng gěi wǒ yī shuāng kuài zǐ Please bring me a pair of chopsticks

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