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[三長兩短] sānchángliǎngduǎn unexpected misfortune
unexpected accident
sudden death

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        Sān/sān, surname San, three/3
        
        sānmíngzhì, sandwich (loanword)/CL:個|个[gè]
        sānshí, thirty/30
        
        Xīngqīsān, Wednesday
        Zhōusān, [週三], Wednesday
        
        
        
        sānjiǎo, triangle
        sānfēn, somewhat/to some degree
        shísān, thirteen/13
        sānfēnzhīyī, one third
        
        Sānyuè, March/third month (of the lunar year)
        
        sānbā, International Women's Day 婦女節|妇女节[Fù nǚ jié], 8th March/foolish/stupid
        
        dìsānshìjiè, Third World
        dìsānzhě, sb who is romantically involved with sb already in a committed relationship/the ...
        zàisān, over and over again/again and again
        sānjiǎozhōu, delta (geography)
        sānjiǎoxíng, triangle
        shuōsāndàosì, [說三道四], to make thoughtless remarks (idiom)/to criticize/gossip
        
        sānliú, third-rate/inferior
        
        sānwéi, [三維], three dimensional/3D
        sānchángliǎngduǎn, [三長兩短], unexpected misfortune/unexpected accident/sudden death
        
        
        sānjí, [三級], grade 3/third class/category C
        
        
        sānsīérhòuxíng, [三思而後行], think again and again before acting (idiom); consider carefully in advance
        
        biēsān, [癟三], a wretched-looking tramp who lives by begging or stealing
        
        Sānhéhuì, [三合會], Triads, organized crime society/Triad Society (early Qing anti-Manchu secret soc...
        
        sānyècǎo, [三葉草], clover/trefoil
        Lǐbàisān, [禮拜三], Wednesday
        
        sānbùqǔ, trilogy
        sānjiǎojià, [三腳架], tripod/derrick crane
        jiēèrliánsān, [接二連三], one after another (idiom)/in quick succession
        
        
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        bànyèsāngēng, in the depth of night/late at night
        Sānxīng/sānxīng, Sanxing or Sanhsing township in Yilan county 宜蘭縣|宜兰县[Yí lán xiàn], Taiwan/Samsun...
        tiāosānjiǎnsì, [挑三揀四], to be picky/to be choosy
        sānlúnchē, [三輪車], pedicab/tricycle
        
        
        sānyuèfèn, March
        
        sānjūn, [三軍], (in former times) upper, middle and lower army/army of right, center and left/(i...
        sānshì, the Third (of numbered kings)
        
        huǒmàosānzhàng, to get really angry
        
        SānwèiYītǐ, [三位一體], Holy Trinity/trinity
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānjiǎokù, [三角褲], briefs/panties
        
        
        
        
        
退         tuìbìsānshè, [退避三捨], lit. to retreat three day's march (idiom); fig. to give way in the face of super...
        sānqīèrshíyī, three sevens are twenty-one (idiom)/the facts of the matter/the actual situation
        yuēfǎsānzhāng, [約法三章], to agree on three laws (idiom); provisional agreement made by new dynastic gover...
        sānbāo, "three-guarantee service": repair, exchange, refund
        
        sānyánliǎngyǔ, [三言兩語], in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
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        bùsānbùsì, dubious/shady/neither one thing nor the other/neither fish nor fowl/nondescript
        
        
        sānshēngyǒuxìng, the blessing of three lifetimes (idiom)/(courteous language) it's my good fortun...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānliǎng, [三兩], two or three
        sānbǎo, [三寶], the Three Precious Treasures of Buddhism, namely: the Buddha 佛, the Dharma 法 (hi...
        
        
        
        zhāosānmùsì, lit. say three in the morning but four in the evening (idiom); to change sth tha...
        
        
        chūsān, third year in junior middle school
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        shísānrì, thirteenth day of a month
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        sānjiàojiǔliú, the Three Religions (Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism) and Nine Schools (Confucian...
        dīsānxiàsì, servile
        
        
        
        yībōsānzhé, calligraphic flourish with many twists/fig. many twists and turns
        sānyèchóng, [三葉蟲], trilobite
        
        
        
        
        gésānchàwǔ, every now and then (idiom)
        xīnguānshàngrènsānbǎhuǒ, the new boss cracks the whip three times/a new broom sweeps clean/fig. vigorous ...
        Sānyáng, Sanyō, Japanese electronics company
        Sānmíng, Sanming prefecture level city in Fujian
        
        
        
        Sānlíng, Mitsubishi
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānliánshèng, [三連勝], hat-trick (sports)
        
        
        ZhāngsānLǐsì, [張三李四], Zhang and Li (idiom); Zhang with tight trousers and Li with wide hat/Tom, Dick a...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānwǔchéngqún, forming groups of three or squads of five (idiom); people stand around in small ...
        
        
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        sānduànlùn, [三段論], syllogism (deduction in logic)
        
        
        
        
        qísān, thirdly/the third
        sānfānwǔcì, over and over again (idiom)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        rùmùsānfēn, written in a forceful hand/penetrating/profound
        
        
        
        
        
        sānjiǎoxué, [三角學], trigonometry
        sānjiǎofǎ, trigonometry (math.)
        sānwénzhì, sandwich (loanword)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        sānbāndǎo, three-shift system (work rostering)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānbùguǎn, of undetermined status/unregulated
        sānxián, sanxian, large family of 3-stringed plucked musical instruments, with snakeskin ...
        
        Sānguó, [三國], Three Kingdoms period (220-280) in Chinese history/several Three Kingdoms period...
        Sānyuán, Sanyuan County in Xianyang 咸陽|咸阳[Xián yáng], Shaanxi
        
        
        
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        sānhéyī, three in one/triple
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        bùguǎnsānqīèrshíyī, regardless of the consequences/recklessly relying on a hopelessly optimistic for...
        
        
        
        
        
        sānléngjìng, [三稜鏡], (triangular) prism
        
        
        
        
        
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        sāntiānliǎngtóu, [三天兩頭], lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day/frequently
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        JīnYǒngsān, Kim Young-sam (1927-), South Korean politician, president 1993-1998
        DàjiāngJiànsānláng, Oe Kenzaburo (1935-) Japanese novelist and 1994 Nobel laureate
        
        
        
        sānjiǎohánshù, [三角函數], trigonometric function
        
        
        dìsānshí, thirtieth
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        SānguóYǎnyì, [三國演義], Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong 羅貫中|罗贯中[Luó Guàn zhōng], one of t...
        
        
        
        
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        sānjítiào, [三級跳], triple jump (athletics)/hop, skip and jump
        
        sānfútiān, three periods forming the hottest periods of summer, from mid-July to mid-August...
        
        
        
        
        
        sānmínzhǔyì, [三民主義], Dr Sun Yat-sen's 孫中山|孙中山 Three principles of the people (late 1890s)
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        Sānyà, [三亞], Sanya prefecture level city, Hainan
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānmèi, Samadhi (Buddhist term)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        shísāndiǎn, [十三點], half-witted/nitwit
        
        
        
        
        
        jǔyīfǎnsān, [舉一反三], to raise one and infer three/to deduce many things from one case (idiom)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sāngùmáolú, [三顧茅廬], lit. three humble visits to a thatched cottage/cf famous episode in the fictiona...
        
        
        
        
        
        sāntōng, T-joint/T-piece/T-pipe/three links
        
        
        
        
        Sānzàng, Tripitaka (602-664) Tang dynasty Buddhist monk and translator, who traveled to I...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        cháng/zhǎng, [長], length/long/forever/always/constantly, chief/head/elder/to grow/to develop/to in...
        zhǎngguān, [長官], senior official/senior officer/commanding officer/CL:位[wèi]/sir (term of address...
        zhǎngdà, [長大], to grow up
        duìzhǎng, [隊長], captain/team leader/CL:個|个[gè]
        chuánzhǎng, [船長], captain (of a boat)/skipper
        
        shàncháng, [擅長], to be good at/to be expert in
        shìzhǎng, [市長], mayor
        xiàozhǎng, [校長], (college, university) president/headmaster/CL:個|个[gè],位[wèi],名[míng]
        chéngzhǎng, [成長], to mature/to grow/growth
        júzhǎng, [局長], bureau chief/CL:位[wèi],個|个[gè]
        tànzhǎng, [探長], (police) detective
        jiāzhǎng, [家長], head of a household/family head/patriarch/parent or guardian of a child
        bùzhǎng, [部長], head of a (government etc) department/section chief/section head/secretary/minis...
        zhōuzhǎng, [州長], governor (of a province or colony)/US state governor/premier (Australian states)
        màncháng, [漫長], very long/endless
        chángqī, [長期], long term/long time/long range (of a forecast)
        chángjiǔ, [長久], (for a) long time
        shuōláihuàcháng, [說來話長], start explaining and it's a long story (idiom); complicated and not easy to expr...
        shēngzhǎng, [生長], to grow
        zhǎngxiàng, [長相], appearance/looks/profile/countenance
        huìzhǎng, [會長], president of a club, committee etc
        zēngzhǎng, [增長], to grow/to increase
        yuànzhǎng, [院長], chair of board/president (of a university etc)/department head/dean/CL:個|个[gè]
        jīzhǎng, [機長], captain/chief pilot
        Yáncháng/yáncháng, [延長], Yanchang county in Yan'an 延安[Yán ān], Shaanxi, to prolong/to extend/to delay
        zhuāncháng, [專長], specialty/special knowledge or ability
        qiúzhǎng, [酋長], headman (of primitive people)/tribal chief/used as translation for foreign leade...
        chánghuàduǎnshuō, [長話短說], to make a long story short (idiom)
        zhǎnglǎo, [長老], elder/term of respect for a Buddhist monk
        jiànzhǎng, [艦長], commander/captain (of a warship)
        niánzhǎng, [年長], senior
        Chángdǎo, [長島], Changdao county in Yantai 煙台|烟台[Yān tái], Shandong
        shèzhǎng, [社長], president or director (of association etc)
        chángfà, [長髮], long hair
        chángdù, [長度], length
        bānzhǎng, [班長], class monitor/squad leader/team leader/CL:個|个[gè]
        zhènzhǎng, [鎮長], town headman/mayor (of small town or village)/bailiff
        
        tècháng, [特長], personal strength/one's special ability or strong points
        chángtú, [長途], long distance
        chángpáo, [長袍], chang pao (traditional Chinese men's robe)/gown/robe/CL:件[jiàn]
        
        
        yìzhǎng, [議長], chairman (of a legislative assembly)/speaker
        cūnzhǎng, [村長], village chief/village head
        chángyuǎn, [長遠], long-term/long-range
        chángyǐ, [長椅], bench
        zhǎngchéng, [長成], to grow up
        
        shǒuzhǎng, [首長], senior official
        jiācháng, [加長], to lengthen
        guófángbùzhǎng, [國防部長], Defense secretary/Defense Minister
        zhǎngbèi, [長輩], one's elders/older generation
        zǔzhǎng, [組長], group leader
        Chángchéng, [長城], the Great Wall
        lācháng, [拉長], to lengthen/to pull sth out longer
        cānmóuzhǎng, [參謀長], chief of staff
        jiāzhǎnghuì, [家長會], parent-teacher conference/parents' association
        xiōngzhǎng, [兄長], elder brother/term of respect for a man of about the same age
        chángyè, [長夜], long dark night/fig. long period of misery and oppression
        chángshēngbùlǎo, [長生不老], immortality
鹿         chángjǐnglù, [長頸鹿], giraffe/CL:隻|只[zhī]
        Zhǎngzǐ/zhǎngzǐ, [長子], Zhangzi county in Shanxi 山西[Shān xī], eldest son
        chángchù, [長處], good aspects/strong points
        
寿         Chángshòu/chángshòu, [長壽], Changshou suburban district of Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan, long...
        
        chángdèng, [長凳], pew/bench/CL:張|张[zhāng]
        chángmián, [長眠], eternal rest (i.e. death)
        
        tuánzhǎng, [團長], regimental command/head of a delegation
        
        mìshūzhǎng, [秘書長], secretary-general
        
        tǔshēngtǔzhǎng, [土生土長], locally born and bred/indigenous/home-grown
        dǒngshìzhǎng, [董事長], chairman of the board/chairman
        rǒngcháng, [冗長], long and tedious/redundant/superfluous/supernumerary/verbose (of writing)
        sānchángliǎngduǎn, [三長兩短], unexpected misfortune/unexpected accident/sudden death
        xuézhǎng, [學長], senior or older male schoolmate
        chángmáo, [長矛], pike/lance/CL:把[bǎ],柄[bǐng]
        chángjià, [長假], long vacation/refers to one week national holiday in PRC starting 1st May and 1s...
        chángtúbáshè, [長途跋涉], long and difficult trek
        xiūcháng, [修長], slender/lanky/tall and thin
        kēzhǎng, [科長], section chief/CL:個|个[gè]
        chángdí, [長笛], (Western) concert flute
        
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        chángláng, [長廊], promenade/long hallway/Long Corridor in the Summer Palace, Beijing 北京頤和園|北京颐和园[B...
        zhǎngzhě, [長者], senior/older person
        chángkù, [長褲], trousers
        chángxiù, [長袖], long sleeves/long-sleeved shirt
        
        suǒcháng/suǒzhǎng, [所長], what one is good at, head of an institute etc
        chángwà, [長襪], hose/stocking
        chángpǎo, [長跑], long-distance running
        chángcún, [長存], to exist forever
        tiānchángdìjiǔ, [天長地久], enduring while the world lasts (idiom)/eternal
        
        
        zhǎngjìn, [長進], to make progress/progress
        shēncháng, [伸長], to stretch/to extend
        chángqún, [長裙], cheong sam (long skirt)
        chángtúdiànhuà, [長途電話], long-distance call
        
        zhùzhǎng, [助長], to encourage/to foster/to foment
        zǒngzhǎng, [總長], name used for cabinet ministers between 1912-1927, superceded by 部長|部长[bù zhǎng]
        
        chùzhǎng, [處長], department head/section chief
        bōcháng, [波長], wavelength
        chángpiān, [長篇], lengthy (report or speech)
        
        
        chángqiāng, [長槍], pike/CL:支[zhī]
        liánzhǎng, [連長], company commander
        
        chánghào, [長號], trombone
        
        cìzhǎng, [次長], deputy chief
        
        chángshéfù, [長舌婦], female gossip/busybody
        Chángchūn, [長春], Changchun subprovincial city and capital of Jilin province 吉林省 in northeast Chin...
        zūnzhǎng, [尊長], one's superior/one's elders and betters
        nèizhèngbùzhǎng, [內政部長], Minister of the Interior
        chángqīyǐlái, [長期以來], ever since a long time ago
        tīngzhǎng, [廳長], head of provincial PRC government department
        zhǎngnǚ, [長女], eldest daughter
        Chángqí, [長崎], Nagasaki, Japan
        
        xìcháng, [細長], slender
        chángtúqìchē, [長途汽車], long-distance coach
        
        
        zǒngcānmóuzhǎng, [總參謀長], (military) Chief of Staff
        yángchángérqù, [揚長而去], to shake one's sleeve and leave (idiom); to turn and leave abruptly
        
        
        cōngchángjìyì, [從長計議], to take one's time making a decision (idiom)/to consider at length
        
        qūzhǎng, [區長], district chief
        zīzhǎng, [滋長], to grow (usually of abstract things)/to yield/to develop
        lǐshìzhǎng, [理事長], director general
        
        chángduǎn, [長短], length/duration/accident/right and wrong/good and bad/long and short
        
        hángzhǎng, [行長], bank president
        hǎojǐngbùcháng, [好景不長], a good thing doesn't last forever (idiom)
        chángjùlí, [長距離], long distance
        shēncháng, [身長], height (of person)/length of clothing from shoulders to bottom (tailor or dressm...
        chángtúchē, [長途車], long-distance bus/coach
        sīzhǎng, [司長], bureau chief
        
        cáizhèngbùzhǎng, [財政部長], minister of finance (e.g. of PRC)
        chángbìyuán, [長臂猿], gibbon/Hylobatidae (gibbon and lesser ape family)
        ChángJiāng, [長江], Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang
        
        
        jiàncháng, [見長], to be good at sth/one's forte
        yōucháng, [悠長], long/drawn-out/prolonged/lingering
        
        Chángshā, [長沙], Changsha prefecture level city and capital of Hunan province in south central Ch...
        
        zhànzhǎng, [站長], station master
        zhōucháng, [周長]/[週長], perimeter/circumference, variant of 周長|周长, perimeter/circumference
        
        shěnjìzhǎng, [審計長], auditor
        wěiyuánzhǎng, [委員長], head of a committee
        chángnián, [長年], all the year round
        tíngzhǎng, [庭長], presiding judge
        quáncháng, [全長], overall length/span
        
        páizhǎng, [排長], platoon leader/sergeant
        
        
        shēngzhǎngjīsù, [生長激素], growth hormone
        jiàowùzhǎng, [教務長], provost
        chángtiáo, [長條], strip
        chángfāngxíng, [長方形], rectangle
        shòucháng, [瘦長], slim
        yījìzhīcháng, [一技之長], proficiency in a particular field (idiom)/skill in a specialized area (idiom)
        
        WànlǐChángchéng, [萬里長城], the Great Wall
        
        shěngzhǎng, [省長], governor of a province
        
        chánglóng, [長龍], long queue/long line (of cars, people etc)
        
        
        xiànzhǎng, [縣長], county's head commissioner
        
        wàijiāobùzhǎng, [外交部長], minister of foreign affairs
        
        chángkōng, [長空], (literary) the vast sky/(finance) eventual downturn/poor prospects in the long t...
        xiácháng, [狹長], long and narrow
        
        
        Chángzhēng/chángzhēng, [長征], Long March (retreat of the Red Army 1934-1935), expedition/long journey
        shěnpànzhǎng, [審判長], presiding judge
        chángshēng, [長生], long life
        zhǎngxiōng, [長兄], eldest brother
        
        
        yíngzhǎng, [營長], battalion commander
        lièchēzhǎng, [列車長], conductor/train manager
        
        huīchángyán, [輝長岩], gabbro (geology)
        
        shīzhǎng, [師長], military division level commander/teacher
        qǔchángbǔduǎn, [取長補短], lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius)...
        
        zēngzhǎnglǜ, [增長率], growth rate (esp. in economics)
        shēncháng, [深長], profound (meaning, implications etc)
        Chánghǎi, [長海], Changhai county in Dalian 大連|大连[Dà lián], Liaoning
        
        
        
        chángniánlěiyuè, [長年累月], year in, year out (idiom)/(over) many years
        yángchángbìduǎn, [揚長避短], to foster strengths and avoid weaknesses (idiom)/to play to one's strengths
        
        
        Chángyě, [長野], Nagano (name)/Nagano city and prefecture in central Japan
        chángqīxìng, [長期性], long-term
        dìjiǔtiāncháng, [地久天長], enduring while the world lasts (idiom, from Laozi); eternal/for ever and ever (o...
        
        
        chángpiānxiǎoshuō, [長篇小說], long novel
        
        chángshí, [長石], stone beam/horizontal slab of stone/feldspar or felspar (geology)
        chángtàn, [長嘆], long sigh/deep sigh
        
        
        
        xìshuǐchángliú, [細水長流], lit. thin streams flow forever/fig. economy will get you a long way/to work stea...
        
        tiānchángrìjiǔ, [天長日久], after a long time (idiom)
        
        biānchángmòjí, [鞭長莫及], lit. the whip cannot reach (idiom); beyond one's influence/too far to be able to...
        
        
        
        jiǔcháng, [久長], a long time
        
        wàizhǎng, [外長], foreign minister/secretary of state/minister of foreign affairs
        yǔshìchángcí, [與世長辭], to die/to depart from the world forever
        língzhǎngmù, [靈長目], primate order (including monkeys, hominids etc)
        
        
        zhōngchángpǎo, [中長跑], middle distance race
        chángxūduǎntàn, [長吁短嘆], long moan and short gasp (idiom); continually moaning and groaning in pain
        gǔzhǎng, [股長], section chief
        chángquán, [長拳], Changquan - Northern Shaolin (北少林) - Longfist - Martial Art
        
        
        chángwù, [長物], surplus/up to scratch
        Chángbái, [長白], Changbai Korean autonomous county in Baishan 白山, Jilin
        
        
        Chánglè, [長樂], Changle county level city in Fuzhou 福州[Fú zhōu], Fujian/Princess Changle of West...
        
        zhǎngshì, [長勢], how well a crop (or plant) is growing/growth
        Chángān, [長安], Chang'an (ancient name of Xi'an 西安[Xī ān]) capital of China during Tang Dynasty ...
        
        
        yīwúsuǒcháng, [一無所長], not having any special skill/without any qualifications
        
        
        
        chángshān, [長衫], long gown/cheongsam/traditional Asian dress for men or (in Hong Kong) women's qi...
        chángdá, [長達], to extend as long as/to lengthen out to
        
        
        chǎngzhǎng, [廠長], factory director
        
        shuōchángdàoduǎn, [說長道短], lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        Zhǎngsūn/zhǎngsūn, [長孫], two-character surname Zhangsun, eldest grandson/the eldest son of one's eldest s...
        
        jiāzhǎngzhì, [家長制], patriarchal system
        biāncháng, [邊長], length (of a side, geom.)
        
        bǎocháng/bǎozhǎng, [保長], (math.) distance-preserving/isometric, head of a bao in the Bao-Jia system 保甲制度[...
        
        
        
        
        cáizhǎng, [財長], treasurer/head of finances/minister of finance
        tǐcháng, [體長], body length
        
        chángxiào, [長效], to be effective over an extended period
        Chángqīng, [長清], Changqing district of Ji'nan city 濟南市|济南市[Jǐ nán shì], Shandong
        
        chángyá, [長牙], tusk
        
        
        
        
        
        zhǎngde, [長得], to look (pretty, the same etc)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        chángshī, [長詩], long poem
        
        chángzhìjiǔān, [長治久安], long-term peace and stability (of governments)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        liǎng, [兩], two/both/some/a few/tael, unit of weight equal to 50 grams (modern) or 1⁄16 of a...
        
        liǎngzhě, [兩者], both sides
        liǎngbian, [兩邊], either side/both sides
        
        
        
        
        
        liǎngmǎshì, [兩碼事], two quite different things/another kettle of fish
        liǎngxiàzi, [兩下子], a couple of times/to repeat the same/the same old trick/tricks of the trade
退         jìntuìliǎngnán, [進退兩難], no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma/trapp...
        
        liǎngcè, [兩側], two sides/both sides
        sānchángliǎngduǎn, [三長兩短], unexpected misfortune/unexpected accident/sudden death
        liǎngmiànpài, [兩面派], two-faced person/double-dealing
        yīdāoliǎngduàn, [一刀兩斷], lit. one knife to cut two segments (idiom); fig. to make a clean break/firm reso...
        liǎngshǒukōngkōng, [兩手空空], empty-handed (idiom); fig. not receiving anything
        liǎnghuíshì, [兩回事], two quite different things/two unrelated matters
        liǎngxìng, [兩性], the two sexes/bisexual/hermaphrodite/having two characteristics/heterosexual
        
        liǎngduān, [兩端], both ends (of a stick etc)/two extremes
        liǎngnán, [兩難], dilemma/quandary
        
        móléngliǎngkě, [模稜兩可], to equivocate/to hold two contradictory views at the same time/to sit on the fen...
        liǎnglèichādāo, [兩肋插刀], lit. knifes piercing both sides (idiom)/fig. to attach a great importance to fri...
        liǎngqī, [兩棲], amphibious/dual-talented/able to work in two different lines
        liǎngjí, [兩極], the two poles/the north and south poles/both ends of sth/electric or magnetic po...
        liǎngquánqíměi, [兩全其美], to satisfy rival demands (idiom)/to get the best of both worlds/to have it both ...
        xiǎoliǎngkǒu, [小兩口], (coll.) young married couple
        liǎngbàijùshāng, [兩敗俱傷], both sides suffer (idiom)/neither side wins
        liǎngkǒuzi, [兩口子], husband and wife
        
        
        liǎngtóu, [兩頭], both ends/both parties to a deal
        
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        liǎngmiàn, [兩面], both sides
        
        yījǔliǎngdé, [一舉兩得], one move, two gains (idiom); two birds with one stone
        bànjīnbāliǎng, [半斤八兩], not much to choose between the two/tweedledum and tweedledee
        liǎngyòng, [兩用], dual-use
        
        liǎngpáng, [兩旁], both sides/either side
        
        liǎngqīdòngwù, [兩棲動物], amphibian/amphibious animals
        sānyánliǎngyǔ, [三言兩語], in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
        
        pànruòliǎngrén, [判若兩人], to be a different person/not to be one's usual self
        
        
        sānliǎng, [三兩], two or three
        
        
        
        liǎngàn, [兩岸], bilateral/both shores/both sides/both coasts/Taiwan and mainland
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        liǎngxiùqīngfēng, [兩袖清風], lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands/uncorrupted/...
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        shìbùliǎnglì, [勢不兩立], the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences/incompatible s...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        yínliǎng, [銀兩], silver currency/currency of the Qing dynasty based on the silver tael 兩|两
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        yīguóliǎngzhì, [一國兩制], one country, two systems (PRC proposal regarding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        liǎngqì, [兩訖], received and paid for (business term)/the goods delivered and the bill settled
        
        sāntiānliǎngtóu, [三天兩頭], lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day/frequently
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        duǎn, short/brief/to lack/weak point/fault
        duǎnzàn, [短暫], of short duration/brief/momentary
        duǎnkù, [短褲], short pants/shorts
        jiǎnduǎn, [簡短], brief/short-duration
        chánghuàduǎnshuō, [長話短說], to make a long story short (idiom)
        duǎnqī, short term/short-term
        duǎnpiàn, short film/video clip
        duǎnlù, short circuit
        
        suōduǎn, [縮短], to curtail/to cut down
        
        
        duǎnquē, shortage
        
        
        sānchángliǎngduǎn, [三長兩短], unexpected misfortune/unexpected accident/sudden death
        duǎnyǔ, [短語], phrase/clause (grammar)
        
        duǎnmìng, to die young/short-lived
        duǎnpiānxiǎoshuō, [短篇小說], narrative/short story
        duǎnxiù, short sleeves/short-sleeved shirt
        
        duǎnbō, short-wave (radio)
        
        mùguāngduǎnqiǎn, [目光短淺], to be shortsighted
        duǎnwà, [短襪], sock
        duǎnchéng, short range
        duǎncù, short in time/fleeting/brief/gasping (breath)/curt (tone of voice)
        
        duǎnpǎo, sprint (race)
        duǎnjùlí, [短距離], short distance/a stone's throw away
        
        duǎnjiàn, [短劍], dagger
        duǎnchù, [短處], shortcoming/defect/fault/one's weak points
        
        chángduǎn, [長短], length/duration/accident/right and wrong/good and bad/long and short
        
        
        chāoduǎnqún, miniskirt
        duǎnxùn, [短訊], SMS/text message
        duǎnshì, [短視], to lack foresight
        hùduǎn, [護短], to shield (one's shortcoming)/to cover up (errors)
        duǎnbīngxiāngjiē, lit. short-weaponed soldiery fight one another (idiom); fierce hand-to-hand infa...
        chāoduǎnbō, ultra short wave (radio)/UHF
        duǎnxiǎojīnghàn, small but robust (idiom); concise and forceful
        duǎnqiǎn, [短淺], narrow and shallow
        xúnduǎnjiàn, [尋短見], to commit suicide
        qǔchángbǔduǎn, [取長補短], lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius)...
        
        duǎngōng, temporary job/odd job/seasonal worker
        
        duǎnyī, short garment/short jacket
        
        yángchángbìduǎn, [揚長避短], to foster strengths and avoid weaknesses (idiom)/to play to one's strengths
        
        
        duǎncū, stocky (short and robust)
        
        
        
        duǎnjù, clause
        chángxūduǎntàn, [長吁短嘆], long moan and short gasp (idiom); continually moaning and groaning in pain
        
        
        shuōchángdàoduǎn, [說長道短], lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip
        
        duǎnjiàn, [短見], short-sighted/suicide
        
        

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