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    how to talk about the temperature

    Hi, Teachers.

    In speaking English, how to say 100F? 100 degrees or 100 Fahrenheit?

    Thanks in advance.

    Enydia :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by enydia View Post
    Hi, Teachers.

    In speaking English, how to say 100F? 100 degrees or 100 Fahrenheit?

    Thanks in advance.

    Enydia :)
    It's one hundred degrees Fahrenheit, or thirty-seven degrees Celsius (or centigrade), roughly speaking.


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    Re: how to talk about the temperature

    But sometimes the context gives a "default" value (one that is understood implicitly). In a US weather forecast I think (;-?) the understanding is that Fahrenheit will be used; in a UK weather forecast, it's Celsius. Occasionally they will translate: '...temperatures rising to 28 degrees Celsius - that's 82 Fahrenheit'.

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    Smile Re: how to talk about the temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    But sometimes the context gives a "default" value (one that is understood implicitly). In a US weather forecast I think (;-?) the understanding is that Fahrenheit will be used; in a UK weather forecast, it's Celsius. Occasionally they will translate: '...temperatures rising to 28 degrees Celsius - that's 82 Fahrenheit'.

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    I've just been watching the weather, and the forecaster said ...that's 68 in Fahrenheit.

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    Re: how to talk about the temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    I've just been watching the weather, and the forecaster said ...that's 68 in Fahrenheit.
    Thank you, Engee30.

    Are you in the UK now?

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    Re: how to talk about the temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by enydia View Post
    Thank you, Engee30.

    Are you in the UK now?
    Yes - just down the road from me. And s/he's right about that "in". People use it a lot after conversions (of any kind): 'What's that in old money?'

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    Smile Re: how to talk about the temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Yes - just down the road from me.
    That's true. Swindon is quite a small town somewhere in the south-east of England, in the county of Wiltshire. I've been here ever since I arrived in England in 2005.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    And s/he's right about that "in". People use it a lot after conversions (of any kind): 'What's that in old money?'

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    It's he.

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