|Meaning:||little by little; dividing by; each|
ichi nichi kanji o juu ko zutsu benkyou shimashou!
a day-kanji-(direct object)-ten-units-a piece-study-let's
Let's study 10 kanji a day.
Notes: This is an example of ずつ adding to a total.赤組と白組に二人ずつ分かれてください。
aka gumi to shiro gumi ni futari zutsu wakarete kudasai.
Red team and white team, Please group into pairs.
Notes: This is an example of dividing with ずつ
with counting, measurements, or language.
A) Add little by little
hihlordjp from the forums wrote:
I had never heard that. But I did look it up in a dictionary and it does give づつ as an alternate reading. I asked Yumi and she said she used both forms as a child, but was taught the ずつ form was correct in school.
After doing a google search, I found someone who has done all the research for us: http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/yuukok/2005-02-01 Great page. That person like Yumi was taught ずつ was the correct form but have seen づつ especially on old signs. The page says in Showa 61 (1983 - I think) the government settled on the ずつ reading.