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A term to act in the same way

You are you; I am I,
Neither I nor you're less,
We're to obey friend's friendship.
O my darling, tipple, o My sweetheart tipple.

The passage above is a translation of :

तुम तुम हो; हम हम हैं.
ना तुम कम हो न हम कम हैं.
यार की है यारी निभानी.
पीले पीले वो मोरे राजा.
पीले वो मोरे जानी.

That's from a Hindi movie. In this song two friends say that their position is the same by using 'less’ कम:

Neither I nor you're less

I want to know that less here works be in the same position or acting in the same way – if it does not, provide some idioms

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    Note that the contracted form doesn’t work here. The sentence should say, “Neither I nor you are less,” and not, “Neither I nor you’re less.” (Other than than, the word less works fine in that way.) – J.R. Mar 1 '17 at 8:40
  • I think 'less', in this context, means 'to be considered in a lower standard than the other'. – Varun Nair Mar 1 '17 at 8:50
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    I would suggest the lesser (and I agree with J.R. about the unnaturalness of the contracted "you're" in this Neither I nor you structure.) – Tᴚoɯɐuo Mar 1 '17 at 12:24
  • Is "tipple" an imperative verb in the original? Does it mean "let's drink to that!" ? – Tᴚoɯɐuo Mar 1 '17 at 12:25
  • @ TRomano, yes ! – Arman Mar 1 '17 at 17:13
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One of the ways to say that neither person is the superior or the inferior is

We're equals.

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