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    Question Air con hotter or colder

    "If you want the air con to be hotter or colder, just let me know."

    I want to ask the passenger if he is OK with the air con. Is the sentence above correct?

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    Re: Air con hotter or colder

    We don't usually use "hotter" to describe an air conditioner. You could ask if they want it set higher or lower.

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    Re: Air con hotter or colder

    We use the (Japanized version of) "air con" in Japanese, but I think people call it "AC" in English.

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    Re: Air con hotter or colder

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...-con?a=british

    I found the word "air con" in the dictionary above. Is it standard English?
    (I thought it was "Japlish".)

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    Re: Air con hotter or colder

    Given the ambiguity in higher and lower with respect to air conditioning (does "higher" mean "more cooling" or "warmer temperature"?), I recommend asking "is it cool enough for you?"
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Air con hotter or colder

    I think an air-conditioner can be turned up/down.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Air con hotter or colder

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...-con?a=british

    I found the word "air con" in the dictionary above.
    Is it standard English?
    I thought it was "Japlish".
    Americans don't normally use that term. A/C is the usual phrase.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Air con hotter or colder

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Americans don't normally use that term. A/C is the usual phrase.
    Do Americans say air con as air con? How do Americans say air con?

    I guess you mean in written form it is written as A/C?

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    Re: Air con hotter or colder

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    We don't usually use "hotter" to describe an air conditioner. You could ask if they want it set higher or lower.
    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think an air-conditioner can be turned up/down.
    Seems confusing. Since air con temperature will be colder when the temperature is turned down/set lower, but the temperature will be hotter if the air con fan level (not temperature) is turned down/set lower.

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    Re: Air con hotter or colder

    In my experience it is not common. But it is understandable.

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