Using "dengyu" to express "equal to"
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The word 等于 (děngyú) a in "A 等于 B" expresses that A "is equal" to or "corresponds to" B. However, scenario B is most likely not a scenario or situation that a person intentionally wanted or created for scenario A.
A, 等于 B
- 今天吃了炸鸡，等于白跑步了. I ate fried chicken today is like running for no reason.
- 你告诉小王就等于把秘密告诉了大家. Telling Xiao Wang your secret is equivalent to telling everyone your secret.
- 浪费时间等于浪费生命. Wasting your time is wasting your life.