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Foreigners often make some strange mistakes in Chinese when they study the most difficult language--- ---Chinese. We try to analyze typical sentences to correct these errors.

Foreigners often make some strange mistakes in Chinese when they study the most difficult language--- ---Chinese. We try to analyze typical sentences to correct these errors.

          Zhèshì èr fēn zhī sān.
False: 这是二分之三。
          Zhèshì sān fēn zhī èr.
True: 这是三分之二。

二分之三(two—thirds)是受英语分数表示方法的影响。英语要以分子为基数词,分母为序数词,并有复数。汉语的表示方法是先说分母,后说分子,应该为三分之二。
二分之三(two-thirds)is derived from the English way of showing fractions. In English, the numerator is a cardinal number whereas the denominatior is an ordinal number which may appear in the plural form. In Chinese, the denominatior always comes before the numerator. Thus it should be 三分之二.

  [Editor:一尾鱼   2013/05/05/]
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