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Meaning: little by little; dividing by; each
JLPT Level: 3

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.

aka gumi to shiro gumi ni futari zutsu wakarete kudasai.
red-group-and-white-group-to-2 people-each-divide-please
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
B) separate a group by a certain amount.

hihlordjp from the forums wrote:
I have a little comment regarding 「ずつ」. I was taught it's づつ, which I believe is an older form. I'm not certain of the usage guidelines regarding the two variants, but I think it's generally safe to conclude that the former is the more modern, preferred form. ...Just thought to impart that.