# Thread: low, high, small, big

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## low, high, small, big

Hello everybody,

What way of saying the numbers is the correct way of saying?

5 is smaller than 6
5 is lower than 6
5 is less than 6

4 is bigger than 3
4 is greater than 3
4 is higher than 3

Another thing is: How can you say this in English? I have a nephew and trying to learn the numbers. He usually tries to count the numbers by starting from 11-12-13..etc and I said:

Is that a right way to say or should I say...

Thanks you..

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## Re: low, high, small, big

I would say the best way is to say 5 is less than 6 and 4 is greater than 3.

That's how the mathematical signs < and > are spoken.

I would tell your nephew to start at number one if that's what you want him to do, though if he's fluent in one to ten there's no need to start at the beginning every time.

Rover
Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-Jun-2011 at 18:35.

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## Re: low, high, small, big

Can we still say small numbers or big numbers or low numbers, high numbers?
Still confused.. :(

Regards,

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## Re: low, high, small, big

Can we still say small numbers or big numbers or low numbers, high numbers?
Yes, we can. Probably in the same way you would say it in Dutch, I imagine:

grote getallen, kleine aantallen, hoge aantallen, lage aantallen

Rover
Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Jun-2011 at 00:19.

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