The phrase I'm trying to grab is usually used when stating survey results or something of the like, e.g.:

A survey found that 7 out of 10 men go to the gym every week.

Could this be translated as something like this?


  • one possibility:x <量词> 中 y,e。g。7个中10个男人 (study dictionaries and sentence warehouses)
    – user6065
    Feb 14, 2016 at 21:42
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    调查发现,十个男人之中有七个每周都去健身房。 Or less verbose: 调查发现,70%的男人每周都去健身房。
    – Ziyuan
    Feb 15, 2016 at 1:50
  • regarding comment #2: dummy verb 有 seems necessary,see previous discussions of this point,again quoting CCG: "有 is used as a dummy verb when an indefinitely referenced noun is moved to a subject, that is, pre-verbal position", thus x <量词> 中有 y <量词> seems possible, need for 有 confirmed by web search for 个中有:他会随意决定你在5个中会有多少遭到破坏。(jukuu)几乎十个中学生中就有八个是近视眼.(iciba)三个中有两个有点小难度(gxdxw.cn/jdnjjzw/sgzylgydxnd_609.html)之 possibly not needed
    – user6065
    Feb 15, 2016 at 8:23
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    Specifically, a very native translation for "x out of ten" is "x成": 一个调查发现七成男人每周都去健身房。
    – Stan
    Feb 15, 2016 at 16:48
  • You may also say it in fraction in Chinese style: 十分之七的男人每周去健身房, 十分之七 in Chinese equals to seven tenths in English.
    – xenophōn
    Jun 26, 2018 at 5:43

2 Answers 2


If you want to express a percentage:



70% of them went to the gym.

If you want to express a number:


(There are exactly 10 people in total, and exactly 7 people went to the gym.)


No. It should be something like this:

一項調查顯示, 十個男人中有七個每週上健身房。

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