One-fifth (五 分 之 一 wǔ fēn zhī yī )


五 = five. 五 is pronounced wǔ in the third tone.

分 = part or divide. 分 is pronounced fēn in the first tone.

之 = zhī means of and is pronounced in the first tone.

一 = yī means one and is pronounced in the first tone.

The four words 五 分 之 一 means one part out of five or one-fifth.


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