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The answer of user3408789 seems to be incorrect, or at least, not complete. I live in Shanghai and here, in most cases, 10两=1斤=500g When measuring medicine (中药), 16两=1斤 and I am not sure if 1斤 is 500g in this circumstance.


Besides meaning "two" and "second", "二" has another meaning in spoken Chinese, that is "stupid". For example: "他很二" means "he is stupid".


Another case: 二两肉. It means 100g of meat here, but not twenty-two (g) meat! In such cases, 两 is used as measurement unit - 50 grams.

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