1. 1〔割合〕
    • 1時間に1,000円の割で支払う
    • We pay him a thousand yen per [an] hour.
    • 20人に一人の割で試験に合格した
    • One out of twenty passed the examination.
    • 収入割で会費を支払う
    • They pay membership fees in proportion to their income.
  1. 2〔百分率〕(a) percentage
    • 人口の何割が女ですか
    • What percentage of the population is female?
    • 年1割5分の利子
    • interest of 15 percent per year [annum]
    • 物価は去年から1割も上がった
    • Prices have risen by ten percent since last year.
  1. 3〔予想される基準と比較して〕 ⇒わりに(割に)
  1. 4〔水などで薄めること〕
  1. 5〔割り当て〕 ⇒わりあて(割り当て)
    • 修学旅行の部屋割りをする
    • assign rooms to students on a school trip
    • この商売は割がいい
    • This business pays.
    • 割のいい商売
    • a profitable [lucrative] business
    • この商売は割が悪い
    • This business does not pay.
    • 割の悪い商売
    • an unprofitable business
    • これは割が合わない
    • This isn't worth the trouble.
    • 割の悪い役を引き受けたもんだ
    • What a thankless role I have taken on!
    • 堂々たる彼と並ぶと貧相な私は割を食ってしまう
    • A shabby-looking person like me is at a disadvantage standing next to an imposing man like him.