shuāng pair

Made up of [ yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 4 strokes.
Appropriately the representation is of two hands, it used to include a pair of birds but that has been simplified. Measure word for anything that comes in pairs including shoes, socks and chopsticks.
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters

Also uses yòu component: bào (to announce) (to pass) duì (right) (to send out) fǎn (contrary) (clothes) hàn (chinese) huān (merry) (and) (fowl) jiān (difficult) nán (difficult) (to take) shèng (holy) shòu (to receive) shù (tree) yǒu (friend) (pool) zhī (to support)

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双鸭山 Shuangyashan, Heilongjiang
双辽 Shuangliao, Jilin


双管齐下 shuāng guǎn qí xià To be able to do two things at once. The story is of a painter who was so skilled he could paint two pictures at the same time with a brush in either hand.
一箭双雕 yī jiàn shuāng diāo Completing two (or more) tasks at the same time. A fortunate coincidence.
天下无双 tiān xià wú shuāng Something or someone with superlative skills.


qǐng gěi wǒ yī shuāng kuài zǐ Please bring me a pair of chopsticks