# Thread: how do we say the numbers?

1. ## how do we say the numbers?

Dear teacher,
How do we say these numbers, please?

#1 'How tall are you?'
'I'm 1.60 meters tall.' (one point sixty meters?)

#2 'I'm 0.50 meters tall.' (zero point fifty meters?)

#3 'Where do you live?'
'I live at 1234 Main Street' (1. Should I say 'I live at' or 'I live in'?
2. '1234' twelve thirty four?)

2. ## Re: how do we say the numbers?

Originally Posted by Heidi
Dear teacher,
How do we say these numbers, please?

#1 'How tall are you?'
'I'm 1.60 meters tall.' (one point sixty meters?) One point six metres or one metre sixty.

#2 'I'm 0.50 meters tall.' (zero point fifty meters?) Half a metre or fifty centimetres.

#3 'Where do you live?'
'I live at 1234 Main Street' (1. Should I say 'I live at' or 'I live in'? At.
2. '1234' twelve thirty four?) This is fine.
Bhai.

3. ## Re: how do we say the numbers?

Originally Posted by bhaisahab
Bhai.
Dear Bhai,
Thank you!
How about if I have a vase that is 0.23m tall, how should I say this decimal? zero point twenty-three meterS tall?

4. ## Re: how do we say the numbers?

Originally Posted by Heidi
Dear Bhai,
Thank you!
How about if I have a vase that is 0.23m tall, how should I say this decimal? zero point twenty-three meterS tall?
You could say zero point two three, but it would be much easier to say twenty-three centimetres.

Bye the way, in BrE we tend to use the spelling 'metres' as opposed to 'meters' which is the AmE spelling.

5. ## Re: how do we say the numbers?

Originally Posted by bhaisahab
You could say zero point two three, but it would be much easier to say twenty-three centimetres.

Bye the way, in BrE we tend to use the spelling 'metres' as opposed to 'meters' which is the AmE spelling.
Dear Bhai,