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    dates and years

    Good Evenining to everybody.It's my first time in this forum, and I've got a very simple question, but I can't find the answer in my books:how do you read the years, as for example 1800 or 2009? I know that 1815, for example, is devided in eighteen fifteen, but what about the other cases? Thank you very much!

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    Re: dates and years

    Quote Originally Posted by blumare View Post
    Good Evenining to everybody.It's my first time in this forum, and I've got a very simple question, but I can't find the answer in my books:how do you read the years, as for example 1800 or 2009? I know that 1815, for example, is devided in eighteen fifteen, but what about the other cases? Thank you very much!
    In the U.S., we say:

    eighteen hundred
    two thousand nine


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    Re: dates and years

    Eighteen hundred.Two thousand and nine.BrE

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    Re: dates and years

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    In the U.S., we say:

    eighteen hundred
    two thousand nine
    For the current year, in the US you will occasionally hear "twenty-oh-nine."

    Beginning next year and going forward, the "two thousand and ... " will probably be replaced by "twenty ten," "twenty eleven," twenty twelve," etc. (equivalent to last century's "nineteen-oh-nine," "nineteen ten," etc.), except that it will be pronounced: "twunny ten," "twunny eleven," "twunny twelve," ...

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