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For example:

I prefer eating fried rice over fried chicken.

How to say that in chinese?

How about this?

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我喜欢炒饭胜过炸鸡. You can also say plainly, 比起炸鸡, 我更喜欢炒饭. –  user58955 Mar 29 '14 at 19:32
Actually in English we don't say this anyway. We would say "I prefer eating fried rice to fried chicken." or "I prefer eating fried rice over fried chicken." –  hippietrail Mar 30 '14 at 8:09
I agree with hippie, 'over' is what I would use here. As for the topic, what have you tried? –  deutschZuid Mar 31 '14 at 23:27
alright, I corrected the word in order not to confuse other people in future. –  suud Apr 1 '14 at 5:52

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I prefer X than Y can be translated as 我喜欢X甚于Y\比起Y来,我更加喜欢X\我喜欢X的程度要超过Y\我喜欢Y,更加喜欢X.


I prefer eating fried rice than fried chicken.

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Just got a thought. Can I say like this? 我炒饭比炸较喜欢吃 –  suud Mar 31 '14 at 4:18
@suud People can understand you, it's just a little weird. You kinda of sound like Master Yoda. –  Ave Maleficum Mar 31 '14 at 6:04
I just corrected the word "than" to "over" in my question post, could you do the same in your answer? Btw there is a missing character (鸡) at above comment, it should be 我炒饭比炸鸡较喜欢吃. –  suud Apr 1 '14 at 5:51

the answer should be like this: 比起Y,我更喜欢X

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Can you give an example using my question case? –  suud Apr 4 '14 at 15:48

Chinese people don't say this. You can't force a language into any structure that happens to be common in English. 我喜歡X ("I like X") is good enough. Or 我更喜歡X ("I prefer X").

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the answer can be this:相比y,我更喜欢x

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Can you give an example using my question case? –  suud Apr 6 '14 at 16:41

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