|18.3.3 Fractions are masculine, appended with de
are masculine and are not used adjectivally
medio pan= half a bread (loaf of bread)
|una media manzana= half an apple
All fractions are appended with de to the noun that is referred to
tercio de pan.
= a third of a bread
|Un cuarto de este
= a quarter of a cheese
|Un quinto de lo que
gana lo gasta por el alquiler.
= a fifth of what he earns he spends for rent
|Ha perdido un sexto
de su fortuna.
= He has lost a sixth of his fortune.
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