[NTLK] [OT} Re: 20 MB memory cards FAQ
mm at matthiasm.com
Mon Dec 3 17:55:30 EST 2012
On 03.12.2012, at 23:13, John Heinrichs <minicapt1 at mac.com> wrote:
> "My son has been in French Immersion for about 12 years now …"
> … learning the 'frogkick'?
> … twoty, threety, fourty … these as standard number names are via the German.
Huh? In German it's "zwei" for two and "zwanzig" for twenty, not "zweizig", or do I read you mail wrong?
The hard part is that in German, for some reason, the one come before the tens, so "twentyone" becomes "einundzwanzig" (oneandtwenty), so 123,456 is "einhundertdreiundzwanzigtausendvierhundertsechundfünfzig" (unehundredtreeandtwentythousandfourhundredsixandfifty).
Oh, and the comma and fullstop are reversed in German numbers, regularly causing huge trouble in non internationalized sofware, so 1,234,567.00 in Germany would be 1.234.567,00.
And did I mention that Billion is 1000 times as much in Europe as it is in the US?
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