Posted by eoffg on October 06 2005 08:24 AM
Hi Countess !
Thanks for that, it was very interesting as I can only count to ten in German.
If 23 is spoken backwards; Three and Twenty.
For a much longer number, like 1,245, 723.
Then it must be spoken backwards as well?
My question is, if you wrote down the long number 1,235,723 as someone spoke it to you in German.
Do you begin writing it from the three or the one? As it is spoken.
Or wait to hear the whole number before writing it.
From left to right, or right to left?
But also, if 23 is spoken three and twenty. From right to left.
What happens when you speak a Telephone Number?
Do you start with the last or first number?
Right to left, or left to right?
Best regards from Australia,