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Topic: out ofs
Replies: 6   Last Post: Oct 1, 2013 2:55 PM

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 Chris L. Yuen Posts: 4 Registered: 1/9/12
Re: out ofs
Posted: Oct 1, 2013 2:32 PM

In Chinese, literally two of the five parts: ????

Chris L. Yuen, Ed.D.
University at Buffalo

Alain Schremmer <schremmer.alain@gmail.com> ? Oct 1, 2013 2:12 PM ???

"Two out of five" translates in French as "deux sur cinq".

What is intriguing is that the primary meaning of "sur" is "over" and that a literal reading of the fraction 2/5 is also "deux sur cinq". Which goes to show that, as usual, meanings are context-bound.

How does "Two out of five" translate in other languages?

Curious regards
--schremmer

> On Oct 1, 2013, at 1:55 PM, Bienenfeld, Mel wrote:
>
> Actually the jargon is "one for four", "two for five" and "three for nine".
>
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>> On Oct 1, 2013, at 9:13 AM, Bill Marsh wrote:
>>
>> Correction:
>> Sports announcers use out ofs: "Joe hit one out of four in game one
>> and two out of five in the second. That's three out of nine so far
>> in the series."

>
> I don't follow sports but you had me real worried for a minute!
> Relieved regards
> --schremmer
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Date Subject Author
10/1/13 Bill Marsh
10/1/13 Bill Marsh
10/1/13 Alain Schremmer
10/1/13 Bienenfeld, Mel
10/1/13 Alain Schremmer
10/1/13 Chris L. Yuen
10/1/13 Bill Marsh