The Chinese word 分 has multiple meanings and uses. As a noun, it can mean “minute”, “part”, or “division”. As a verb, it can mean “to divide”, “to separate”, or “to distribute”. In Chinese, 分 is also commonly used as a measure word for things that can be divided into small parts, such as money or time. For example, 一分钱 means “one cent” and 五分钟 means “five minutes”.
Noun: minute, point, 0.01 yuan
Measure Word: for 0.33cm, minutes, 0.01 yuan, points, etc.
Verb: to divide, to separate, to distribute, to allocate, to distinguish
|他们分了手||tāmen fēnle shǒu||They broke up|
|我要把这个苹果分成两半||wǒ yào bǎ zhège píngguǒ fēn chéng liǎng bàn||I want to cut this apple in half|
|这家公司的利润分配很公平||zhè jiā gōngsī de lìrùn fēnpèi hěn gōngpíng||The profits of this company are distributed fairly|
|他很会分辨真假||tā hěn huì fēnbiàn zhēnjiǎ||He is very good at distinguishing between true and false|
|这个问题很难分析||zhège wèntí hěn nán fēnxī||This problem is difficult to analyze|
|他的时间分配得很合理||tā de shíjiān fēnpèi dé hěn hélǐ||He allocates his time very reasonably|
|我们需要把工作分成几个阶段||wǒmen xūyào bǎ gōngzuò fēn chéng jǐ gè jiēduàn||We need to divide the work into several stages|
|这个地区的人口分布很不均衡||zhège dìqū de rénkǒu fēnbù hěn bù jūnhéng||The population distribution in this region is very uneven|
分 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 1 and HSK Level 2.