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[兩肋插刀] liǎnglèichādāo lit. knifes piercing both sides (idiom)
fig. to attach a great importance to friendship, up to the point of being able to sacrifice oneself for it

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        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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        jīnliǎng, [斤兩], weight/(fig.) importance
        
        
        
        
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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
        Liǎnghuì, [兩會], National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Congress
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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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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        liǎngquán, [兩全], to satisfy both sides/to accommodate both (demands)
        
        
        
        
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        lèigǔ, rib
        lèi, rib/Taiwan pr. [lè]
        liǎnglèichādāo, [兩肋插刀], lit. knifes piercing both sides (idiom)/fig. to attach a great importance to fri...
        
        lèijiànjī, [肋間肌], intercostal muscle (between ribs)
        jīlèi, [雞肋], chicken ribs/sth of little value or interest/sth of dubious worth that one is re...
        

        chā, [揷], to insert/stick in/pierce/to take part in/to interfere/to interpose, old variant...
        chāshǒu, to get involved in/to meddle/interference
        chārù, to insert/to stick/to thrust
        chāzuǐ, to interrupt (sb talking)/to butt in/to cut into a conversation
        chātóu, [插頭], plug
        chāqǔ, music played during a movie, play etc/incidental music/music played in a theatri...
        
        ānchā, to place in a certain position/to assign to a job/to plant/resettlement (old)
        chāzuò, socket/outlet
        chātú, [插圖], illustration
        chāduì, [插隊], to cut in line/to jump a queue/to live on a rural community (during the Cultural...
        chāhuā, flower arranging/ikebana
        chāxiāo, [插銷], to plug
        chāhuà, [插畫], illustration
        chāhuà, [插話], to insert a minor item in a bigger work/to interrupt (sb speaking)/to interpose
        liǎnglèichādāo, [兩肋插刀], lit. knifes piercing both sides (idiom)/fig. to attach a great importance to fri...
        
        
穿         chuānchā, to insert/to take turns, alternate/to interweave/to interlace/subplot/interlude/...
        chākēdǎhùn, [插科打諢], to include impromptu comic material in opera performance (idiom); to jest/buffoo...
        chāyāng, transplant rice seedlings
        chāchìnánfēi, [插翅難飛], lit. even given wings, you couldn't fly (idiom); fig. impossible to escape
        chākǒu, socket (for electric plug)
        
        
        chākǒng, jack/socket
        jiànfèngchāzhēn, [見縫插針], lit. to see a gap and stick in a needle (idiom); fig. to make use of every secon...
        
        

        Dāo/dāo, surname Dao, knife/blade/single-edged sword/cutlass/CL:把[bǎ]/classifier for sets...
        jiǎndāo, scissors/CL:把[bǎ]
        dāozi, knife/CL:把[bǎ]
        
        dāofēng, [刀鋒], cutting edge or point of a knife, sword or tool
        tìdāo, razor
        xiǎodāo, knife/CL:把[bǎ]
        dāopiàn, razor blade/(tool) bit/blade
        cìdāo, bayonet
        dāorèn, knife blade/crucial point
        
        kāidāo, [開刀], to perform or have an operation/to operate on or to be operated on
        luósīdāo, [螺絲刀], screwdriver/CL:把[bǎ]
        kǎndāo, chopper (for wood etc)
        liándāo, [鐮刀], sickle/curved blade to cut grain
        dāoqiāngbùrù, [刀槍不入], lit. impervious to sword or spear (idiom)/fig. invulnerable/untouchable/thick-sk...
        yīdāoliǎngduàn, [一刀兩斷], lit. one knife to cut two segments (idiom); fig. to make a clean break/firm reso...
        tìxūdāo, [剃鬚刀], shaver/razor
        dāojù, cutting tool
        
        dāochā, knife and fork/CL:副[fù]
        dāokǒu, the edge of a knife/cut/incision
        liǎnglèichādāo, [兩肋插刀], lit. knifes piercing both sides (idiom)/fig. to attach a great importance to fri...
        
        jūndāo, [軍刀], military knife/saber
        càidāo, vegetable knife/kitchen knife/cleaver/CL:把[bǎ]
        bīngdāo, ice skates/ice skate blades
        dàdāo, broadsword/large knife/machete
        
        
        dāoqiāng, [刀槍], sword and spear/weapons
        lièdāo, [獵刀], hunting knife
        túdāo, butcher's knife/abattoir hatchet
        
        
        zhédāo, clasp knife/folding knife
        guāhúdāo, [刮鬍刀], razor
        jiāndāo, dagger
        dāndāozhírù, [單刀直入], to get straight to the point (idiom)
        xiàolǐcángdāo, [笑裡藏刀], lit. a dagger hidden in smiles (idiom); friendly manners belying hypocritical in...
        
        módāo, to hone (a knife)
        guādāo, spatula/scraper
        cuòdāo, [銼刀], file (metalworking and woodworking tool)
        
        
        
        qiāndāowànguǎ, [千刀萬剮], to make mincemeat of sb/to hack sb to pieces (used while cursing)
        dàdāokuòfǔ, [大刀闊斧], bold and decisive
        gāngdāo, [鋼刀], steel knife/sword
        
        juǎnbǐdāo, [卷筆刀], pencil sharpener (blade-only type)
        dāoqiào, scabbard
        módāoshí, whetstone (for honing knives)
        
        zhádāo, [鍘刀], lever-style guillotine (for chopping fodder etc)
        mǎdāo, [馬刀], saber/cavalry sword
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        dāoxiāomiàn, [刀削麵], knife-shaved noodles (pared or shaved into strips), a Shanxi specialty
        
        èrbǎdāo, inexpert/a botcher
        dāobèi, back of the knife
        
        shuǐguǒdāo, paring knife/fruit knife/CL:把[bǎ]
        yīdāoqiē, lit. to cut all at one stroke (idiom); to impose uniformity/one solution fits a ...
        
        
        
        
        
        dāofǔshǒu, lictor
        dāoguāngxuèyǐng, massacre
        
        dāogēnghuǒzhòng, [刀耕火種], slash and burn (agriculture)
        
        
        
        
        
        

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