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
duì

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
shuāng

A pair of identical objects ( a pair of shoes, a pair of eyes, etc.)

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