A one-to-one mix of coffee and milk, with foam on top.

In conversation, I wanted to express this idea in Russian. I'm looking for the Russian equivalent of "a one-to-one mix (of ...)" in the sense of "half coffee (and) half milk".

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Кофе пополам с молоком, с пенкой.

И пил солдат из медной кружки

Вино с печалью пополам.


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    Браво, Леночка!
    – V.V.
    Mar 4, 2019 at 8:16

Кофе с молоком пОровну / один к одному / половина на половину

When you only need to specify HOW you want it while WHAT you want (кофе с молоком - which is a conventional designation of the drink) is already clear, it can be phrased as

Поровну кофе и молока / Кофе и молока половина на половину

By itself without specifying the type of substance a one-to-one mix can be expressed as сочетание один к одному and in the form of an adverbial as a one-to-one mix - в сочетании/пропорции один к одному. But this sounds technical therefore wouldn't be applied to edibles in the context of consumption, mostly to recipes.

  • "Половина на наполовину" - очень странная фраза. Как и "кофе и молока наполовину". Добавить к этому акцент, и я скажу, что человек просто не знает, как это выразить по-русски.
    – Elena
    Mar 4, 2019 at 6:40
  • половина на наполовину was a typo, and i do have an accent, but indeed пополам didn't occur to me Mar 4, 2019 at 7:00

Usually, literally one-to-one:

Один к одному

Sometimes, fifty-fifty:

Пятьдесят на пятьдесят

Or slang variation:

Писят на писят

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