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Postby squarezebra » Sat 12.18.2010 10:13 am

Hi everyone.
Here's a question for you, if you would be so kind.

In English were I to express 33.3% in words it would be thirty-three point three percent.
How do express the same in Japanese? さんじゅうさんてんさんパーセント? (てん=点?)
This is one of those things i'd never thought about until i started looking at graphs and figures.

I'd be a happy man if someone has an answer

Thanks

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Re: percentages

Postby NileCat » Sat 12.18.2010 11:06 am

You are right, squarezebra.
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Re: percentages

Postby furrykef » Sat 12.18.2010 7:51 pm

Boy, that's gotta cause headaches for bilinguals. I bet my instinct upon hearing "ten" in a number would be to think "10", even in Japanese.

I've often heard that people who study multiple foreign languages will often confuse them. So far, this has almost never happened to me. When it has, it's usually something silly like that, not a nightmarish scenario of constantly confusing many similar words.
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Re: percentages

Postby TJack » Sun 12.19.2010 1:24 am

furrykef wrote:When it has, it's usually something silly like that, not a nightmarish scenario of constantly confusing many similar words.


I was looking through a dictionary once, and saw the word come and thought "why in the world is Spanish in my English dictionary!?". It took me a sec to realize it was English. :lol:
I must have been studying Spanish pretty hard that day.
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