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"phoenix is the hottest city I have ever been."

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does the sentence above have a dubious meaning?
if I am talking about the weather, how should I say that?
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I think it does.

a) I've been in the hottest pub in the world. I saw many beautiful women. Everybody felt like hitting on them.

b) I've been to Mossoró, the hottest city in the RN State. Temperature reaches 45°C on the summer.

c) Phoenix is the hottest place I ever been.

please teachers, proofread this.
 
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When talking about Phoenix, AZ in the US, it is "b."

There are many retired people living there. It is "hot" only because of the weather.
 

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hi,
as far as I can see, sentence B is basically the same as the original one.
do you mean I should emphasize the context, that is, I should mention the word "temperature" (or something related to the weather)?
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I think no word is needed, it depends on the context, but, whether you feel like emphasizing the meaning, do it. Actually it works exactly like it does in Portuguese.

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hi,
as far as I can see, sentence B is basically the same as the original one.
do you mean I should emphasize the context, that is, I should mention the word "temperature" (or something related to the weather)?
thanks.

I'm not a teacher, but I'd say the context does make it clear what you mean by "hottest". If I were talking about the attractiveness of the city's inhabitants, I'd say "Phoenix has the hottest women I've ever seen."
 
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