Translation of multiples is a common mistake in China.

A is N times greater than B.

Incorrect translation:

A比B大N倍。

Based on the incorrect translation, the meaning of this sentence becomes “A is (N +1) times as great as B”.

Notes:

The meaning of the Chinese multiples expression “A比B大N倍” is different from that of the English multiples expression “N times greater than B”.

English multiples expression “A is N times greater than B” means A=B*N. In contrast, the Chinese multiples expression “A比B大N倍” means A=B*(N+1). The 

incorrect translation of multiples will lead to a wrong technical solution, which may lead to the correction of translation, or even induce the loss of priority, or result in 

the incorrect scope of allowed claims.

Correct translation:

A是B的N倍。

The meaning of the Chinese multiples expression “A是B的N倍” in the correct translation is the same as that of the English multiples expression “A is N times greater 

than B”, and both of them means A=B*N.

Notes:

The correct translation correctly reflects the technical solution of the present invention.

Translation of multiples is a common mistake in China.

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