Measure Words: Pairs
Please Note: The measure words listed below may have other uses in Mandarin, but this list specifically addresses use with respect to Pairs.
对 / 對
Man and woman pair (a pair of lovers, a married couple, etc.)
A pair of complimentary objects (a bowl and chopsticks, a pair of glasses, a fork and knife, pen and paper.
双 / 雙
A pair of identical objects ( a pair of shoes, a pair of eyes, etc.)