Chinese Idioms - Chengyu

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    yī dāo liǎng duàn

    Different translations of this Chinese idiom or chengyu

    • literally one knife to cut two segments; fig. to make a clean break
    • firm resolution to break off a relation

    Word by word translation of this Chinese idiom

    one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1)
    knife / blade / single-edged sword / cutlass / classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper) / (slang) dollar (loanword) / surname Dao / CL:把[bǎ]
    two / both / some / a few / tael, unit of weight equal to 50 grams (modern) or 1⁄16 of a catty 斤[jīn] (old)
    to break / to snap / to cut off / to give up or abstain from sth / to judge / definitely / decidedly / (usu. used in the negative) absolutely
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