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Autor:  Sidney
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Data:  17/MAR/2010 9:28 AM
Assunto:  2244-2555
 
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Dale,

 

Good point, I remember learning from French books that in France they say the phone in similar way. 22-33-44. Twenty-two, thirty-three and so on.


Once, I called to a hotel in Quebec and I was saying my phone number 41-65-…and the lady on the other side laughed at me. I asked her if my pronunciation
was that bad. She said, “It’s interesting the way you’re saying your phone number”. Then I replied, “That’s the way they say in France!”
She concluded, “Yes, in France they might”.

 

What I learnt from that? I need to know how people say the numbers in their culture beforehand and not assume that every place is the same…LOL

 


Sid.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Pronouncing number as multiples of a hundred..  –  JustMe  15/MAR/2010, 8:54 PM
Pronouncing number as multiples of a hundred..  –  Acca Dacca  15/MAR/2010, 10:29 PM
2244-2555  –  Dale-CR  15/MAR/2010, 10:41 PM
338-0546  –  Dale-CR  16/MAR/2010, 12:38 AM
2244-2555  –  Jubicleuda  16/MAR/2010, 5:06 AM
2244-2555  –  Dale-¨CR  16/MAR/2010, 8:22 AM
2244-2555  –  Sidney  16/MAR/2010, 10:06 AM
2244-2555  –  Dale-CR  16/MAR/2010, 7:41 PM
 2244-2555  –  Sidney  17/MAR/2010, 9:28 AM
½½½-½½½½  –  Dale-CR  17/MAR/2010, 12:27 PM
½½½-½½½½  –  José Roberto  17/MAR/2010, 12:35 PM
½½½-½½½½  –  Sidney  17/MAR/2010, 1:00 PM
100 m south of big fig tree  –  Dale-CR  17/MAR/2010, 1:21 PM
100 m south of big fig tree  –  José Roberto  17/MAR/2010, 1:54 PM

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