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Go fifty-fifty

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二一添作五。

Èr yī tiān zuò wǔ.

Go fifty-fifty.

用法说明

“二一添作五”是珠算除法的一句口诀,意思是二分之一等于0.5。比喻双方平分。

“二一添作五” is a pithy formula of division in calculation with an abacus. It means one twice equals 0.5. It metaphorically means to go fifty-fifty between two people.

例句

1、甲:你想好怎么分配这些钱了吗?

Jiǎ: Nǐ xiǎng hǎo zěnme fēnpèi zhèxiē qián le ma?

A: Do you make the last decision to distribute the money?

乙:二一添作五吧,大家就都没有意见了。

Yǐ: Èr yī tiān zuò wǔ ba, dàjiā jiù dōu méiyǒu yìjiàn le.

B: Go fifty-fifty, and then everybody will be satisfied.

2、甲:你们俩把它们二一添作五分了吧。

Jiǎ: Nǐmenliǎ bǎ tāmen èr yī tiān zuò wǔ fēn le ba.

A: You can divide them equally.

乙:我觉得也应该给你一份。

Yǐ: Wǒ juéde yě yīnggāi gěi nǐ yí fèn.

B: I think you should get a share too.

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