Tael (兩) or tahil is one of several weight measures of the Eastern Asia. Most usually, it refers to the Chinese tael, a part of the Chinese system of weights and currency.
In Chinese, tael is written 兩 (simplified Chinese: 两) and has the Mandarin Chinese pronunciation in pinyin: liǎng. In Chinese and Vietnamese, the phrase "half a catty, eight taels" (Chinese: 半斤八兩; Vietnamese:kẻ tám lạng người nửa cân), meaning two different presentations of the same thing (similar to the English phrase "Six of one and half-a-dozen of the other"), is still often used today.
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