LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||29/AGO/2009 12:22 AM|
|Assunto:||Mailing X Postal|
No caso acho que poderiam ser intercambiáveis, ou seja, significar o mesmo.
Mas, lendo mais um pouquinho, estou quase certo de que
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS)
What is the difference between zipcode and postal adress?
Q-What is the difference between postal and Zip codes?
"Postal code" is the generic term for such a code.
"ZIP Code" (Zone Improvement Program Code) is the (now expired) servicemark of the postal codes used by the United States' Postal Service (USPS). A Zip Code is therefore a postal code for a U.S. address.
If you are interested in the difference between the U.S. and Canadian postal codes--
Zip code: (from Wikipedia)
Canadian postal code: (from Wikipedia) The format is letter-number-letter, space, number-letter-number. The first three characters are called the Forward Sortation Area (FSA). The last three characters are called the Local Delivery Unit (LDU).
It´s enough to you understand that (usually) between countries you talk about postal codes. Within the country you will have the ZIP Code" (Zone Improvement Program Code).
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