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Beiden vs. Zwei ?

When does one use 'Beiden' as opposed to 'Zwei' if they both mean 'two'. I understand that 'Zwei' is the number two.. but a translation using 'Zwei' that in English meant 'These are the two forms' was wrong. Why?

May 22, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/appoll

'Beiden' is used as "both", not as the number two.

May 22, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Fjosnisse

Hmm. That is what confused me.. in the translation I had written 'both' and it told me that it was wrong and that the correct answer was 'two'

May 22, 2012
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