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[半斤八兩] bànjīnbāliǎng not much to choose between the two
tweedledum and tweedledee

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        bàn, half/semi-/incomplete/(after a number) and a half
        yībàn, half
        bànyè, midnight/in the middle of the night
        bànbèizi, [半輩子], half of a lifetime
        duōbàn, most/mostly/most likely
        bànsǐ, half dead (of torment, hunger, tiredness etc)/(tired) to death/(terrified) out o...
        
        dàbàn, more than half/greater part/most/probably/most likely
        bàntiān, half of the day/a long time/quite a while/CL:個|个[gè]
        bànshù, [半數], half the number/half
        bànjìng, [半徑], radius
        bàndiǎn, [半點], the least bit
        bànshēng, half a lifetime
        bàndǎo, [半島], peninsula
        bànlù, halfway/midway/on the way
        bàntúérfèi, [半途而廢], to give up halfway (idiom); leave sth unfinished
        bànjuésài, [半決賽], semifinals
        bànkōng, midair
        bànbiān, [半邊], half of sth/one side of sth
        bànjià, [半價], half price
        bànzìdòng, [半自動], semi-automatic
        bànqiú, hemisphere
        bànshēnxiàng, half-length photo or portrait/bust
        
        jiǎnbàn, [減半], to reduce by half
        cānbàn, [參半], half/half and half/both ... and .../just as much ... as .../equally
        
        bànjié, half (of a section)/half-finished
        bànyèsāngēng, in the depth of night/late at night
        Běibànqiú, Northern Hemisphere
        Nánbànqiú, Southern Hemisphere
        guòbàn, [過半], over fifty percent/more than half
        
        
        duìbàn, [對半], half-and-half/50-50/to double
        yèbàn, midnight
西         xībànqiú, Western Hemisphere
        BāěrgānBàndǎo, [巴爾幹半島], Balkan Peninsula
        bànjīnbāliǎng, [半斤八兩], not much to choose between the two/tweedledum and tweedledee
        
        bànchéngpǐn, semi-manufactured goods/semi-finished articles/semi-finished products
        shìbàngōngbèi, half the work, twice the effect (idiom); the right approach saves effort and lea...
        bàndǎotǐ, [半導體], semiconductor
        
        yīzhībànjiě, lit. to know one and understand half (idiom); a smattering of knowledge/dilettan...
        bàndiàozi, dabbler/smatterer/tactless and impulsive person
        bànshēnbùsuì, paralysis of one side of the body/hemiplegia
        
        bànyuán, [半圓], semicircle
        bànbiāntiān, [半邊天], half the sky/women of the new society/womenfolk
        
        
        xiàbànnián, last-half year
        bànshēngbùshóu, underripe/half-cooked/(fig.) not mastered (of a technique)/clumsy/halting
        
        bànxìnbànyí, half-believe, half-doubt
        
        
        bànyīn, semitone
        
        
        yīniánbànzǎi, [一年半載], about a year
        
        
        bànbìjiāngshān, half of country
        bànlùchūjiā, switch to a job one was not trained for
        ĀlābóBàndǎo, [阿拉伯半島], Arabian Peninsula
        
        
        
        
        bànpiào, half-price ticket/half fare
        
        qiánbànyè, first half of the night (from nightfall to midnight)
        bàngōngkāi, [半公開], semi-overt/more or less open
        bàngōngbàndú, [半工半讀], part work, part study/work-study program
        bànshuāiqī, half-life
        bànpíngcù, dabbler/dilettante who speaks as though he were an expert
        shàngbànnián, first half (of a year)
        
        
        shàngbànyè, [上半葉], the first half (of a period)
        
        
        
        
        bànnián, half a year
        
        
        bàntuībànjiù, half willing and half unwilling (idiom); to yield after making a show of resista...
        bànyuánxíng, [半圓形], semi-circular
        

        gōngjīn, kilogram (kg)
        jīn, catty/weight equal to 0.5 kg
        jīnjīnjìjiào, [斤斤計較], to haggle over every ounce/fig. to worry unduly over minor matters
        qiānjīndǐng, [千斤頂], jack (for lifting weight)
        bànjīnbāliǎng, [半斤八兩], not much to choose between the two/tweedledum and tweedledee
        
        jīnliǎng, [斤兩], weight/(fig.) importance
        jīndǒu, variant of 筋斗[jīn dǒu]
        

        bā, eight/8
        wángbā, tortoise/cuckold/(old) male owner of a brothel/pimp
        húshuōbādào, [胡說八道], to talk rubbish
        bāguà, the eight divinatory trigrams of the Book of Changes 易經|易经[Yì jīng]/gossip/gossi...
        
        luànqībāzāo, [亂七八糟], everything in disorder (idiom); in a hideous mess/at sixes and sevens
        
        shíbā, eighteen/18
        sānbā, International Women's Day 婦女節|妇女节[Fù nǚ jié], 8th March/foolish/stupid
        Bāyuè, August/eighth month (of the lunar year)
        bāshí, eighty/80
        chǒubāguài, [醜八怪], ugly person/wretch
        bāgē, crested mynah bird (Acridotheres cristatellus)
        
        
        sìmiànbāfāng, in all directions/all around/far and near
        
        
        
        
        
        bādù, octave
        shíyǒubājiǔ, most likely/mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10)/vast majority
        
        bāfēnzhīyī, one eighth
        
        
        bāzì, the character 8 or 八/birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
        
        záqīzábā, [雜七雜八], an assortment/a bit of everything/lots of different (skills)
        
        shízhībājiǔ, most likely/mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10)/vast majority
        
        bànjīnbāliǎng, [半斤八兩], not much to choose between the two/tweedledum and tweedledee
        
        wūqībāzāo, [烏七八糟], everything in disorder (idiom)/in a hideous mess/obscene/dirty/filthy
        zhèngérbājīng, [正兒八經], serious/earnest/real/true
        
        wǔhuābāmén, [五花八門], myriad/all kinds of/all sorts of
        bājiǔbùlíshí, [八九不離十], pretty close/very near/about right
        bāyuèfèn, August
        
        
        bāmiànlínglóng, [八面玲瓏], be smooth and slick (in establishing social relations)
        
        
        
        
        bāchéng, eighty percent/most probably/most likely
        bāyīnhé, musical box
        
        
        
        
        bājiǎo, anise/star anise/aniseed/octagonal/Fructus Anisi stellati
        qīlíngbāluò, (idiom) everything broken and in disorder
        qīzuǐbāshé, lively discussion with everybody talking at once
        
        èrbā, 16/sixteen
        
        
        bāfāng, the eight points of the compass/all directions
        
        
        qīlǎobāshí, in one's seventies (age)/very old (of people)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        BāXiān, the Eight Immortals
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sìpíngbāwěn, [四平八穩], everything steady and stable (idiom); overcautious and unimaginary
        zhèngjīngbābǎi, [正經八百], sincere/serious
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sìtōngbādá, [四通八達], roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
        
        
        
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        qīqībābā, almost/nearing completion/bits and piece/of all kinds
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        bāgǔ, an essay in eight parts/stereotyped writing
        
        
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        BāguóLiánjūn, [八國聯軍], Eight-Nation Alliance, involved in a military intervention in northern China in ...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        wūqībāzāo, variant of 烏七八糟|乌七八糟[wū qī bā zāo]

        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
        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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