08/Nov/25 Tue Today's English ( 2 分の1、 3 分の1、 4 分の1....)

Good morning all,
As weather forecast said, it rained a lot yesterday evening and
night. now it stopped and weather will be getting better but
it is cold and windy this morning in Tokyo.
Here is today's english!
unit 416
Immigrants make up a quarter of the population of this
province and the people we call " guest workers "
account for a third of its workforce.
( 分数 表現 です!  )
Words,Phrases & Patterns
> immigrant ; (他国からの ) 移民
> make ...up ; ..を構成する
> population ; 人口
> account for ; (割合) を 占める, ..を 説明する
> workforce ; (国,地域の) 労働者全体,
                     (会社) 従業員全体
ここで a quarter は 4分の 1, a third は 3分の 1. 分数
です。 分数を 表す時 分母を 序数詞に します。
そして, ここで a は one の意味です。
2分の 1は 分母が half, 4分の 1は 分母が quarter,
その以外は 分母に 序数を 用います。
..分の 1 を 表したい 時は 2分の 1, 4分の 1 を その以外
を区分し、分母に 序数を 用いてください。
(a) 2分の 1 = a half / one half
(b) 4分の 1 = a quarter / one quarter
(c) 3分の 1 = a third / one-third
(d) 5分の 1 = a fifth / one-fifth
(e) 10分の 1 = a tenth / one-tenth
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