Chinese Tuesdays: Splitting Pears


Why should you never share a pear with your significant other? Because to share/split/ divide a pear in Chinese is 分梨 (fēnlí​), which sounds exactly the same as 分离 (fēnlí), to separate.

So next time you have a pear, don’t offer to split it with anyone, it will be the certain death of your relationship.