Chinese Idioms - Chengyu

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    fēn
    wéi
    èr
    一分为二
    yī fēn wéi èr

    Different translations of this Chinese idiom or chengyu

    • one divides into two
    • to be two-sided
    • there are two sides to everything
    • to see both sb's good points and shortcomings

    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)
    fēn
    to divide / to separate / to distribute / to allocate / to distinguish (good and bad) / part or subdivision / fraction / one tenth (of certain units) / unit of length equivalent to 0.33 cm / minute / a point (in sports or games) / 0.01 yuan (unit of money)
    fèn
    part / share / ingredient / component
    wéi
    as (i.e. in the capacity of) / to take sth as / to act as / to serve as / to behave as / to become / to be / to do / as / as (in the capacity of) / by (in the passive voice) / variant of 為|为[wéi]
    wèi
    for / to / because of / variant of 為|为[wèi], because of
    èr
    two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect)
    Data is based on CC-CEDICT. See the full data in action here MDBG Chinese-English dictionary.

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