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How to say "each" in measure words. Can 20 元/份  be translated to 20 yuan per share ?

This is used in bank service. People want to deposit money in bank.   And the bank can help them to make a certificate. Each certificate shall be charged 20 yuan.    thank you very much
May 24, 2019 2:56 AM
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This is a good translation. You can use "each" or "per X" at the end of a phrase. When the item itself is the measure, you use "each". When something else is the measure, you use "per".

The bananas cost $2 per pound (bananas are the item, pounds are the measure)

Movie tickets are $5 per person (tickets are the item, people are the measure)

The apples are $1 each (apple is both the item and the measure)


But be careful as you can use "Each X" at the start of a sentence:

Each apple is $1.

May 24, 2019
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