The slow voice is really messed up here, it sounds like "mi es menos que dos."
Not fixed as of 16/1/14 the fast speed is much clearer, "gracias senor buho"
not has 23/Jan/2014: it sounded just like 'mi' but it did not make since so I put 'ni' which = nor
Apr 14, 2015 still not fixed. I do not think they fix these problems. I come across they same ones over and over.
Why not "fewer"? I realize "menos" is translated here as "less" but why can't it be translated to "fewer" given that it's more grammatically correct?
Exactly! "Less" is not correct at all. "Fewer" is used to measure quantifiable objects (like "one" and "two" in this sentence) - less is used for things like water and air that can't be quantified. How frustrating.
Still not accepted May '17. It's grammatically incorrect! Consider my gears well and truly ground.
This sentence brings up one of my pet peeves. The first time I did this lesson, I dutifully wrote, "One is less than two." But whenever one is comparing numbers, such as ten cars compared to twelve cars, the proper term is "fewer", not "less". I tried answering with "fewer" and was marked wrong. I realize that there is no context (big surprise), and therefor the possibility that the sentence is referring to quantity, such as, "one litre of water is less than two litres of water", but it is equally likely that it is talking about horses, or cats. So it seems to me that both "less" and "fewer" should be accepted. I apologize for the length of this rant, but as I said, it is one of my pet peeves.
You are right that "fewer" is correct when comparing countable objects, but there is no object in this sentence.
In mathematical expressions, "less" is the proper usage. "One is less than two" is correct because the implied comparison is the magnitudes of the two numbers. "[The magnitude of] one is less than [the magnitude of] two".
They need a better example for "less." In English, "fewer" is grammatically correct, but "less" is not.
I agrre, to me the sentence sounds like Nil es menos que dos. Definitely not uno.