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Telephone numbers in Polish - what pronunciation?


xwelcomex 5 | 5  
13 Nov 2008 /  #1
Could someone please tell me the usual form for saying telephone numbers in Polish?

That is, is each digit said in isolation, as we do in English (eg 617345...six-one-seven-three-four-five).. or is the 'paired' form used? (eg sixty one - seventy three -forty five).

I'm a teacher of English as a second language. Sorry, Polish is not one of my languages so please answer in English.

Dziękuję! (I'm trying..!)
pawian 170 | 11,331  
13 Nov 2008 /  #2
That is, is each digit said in isolation, as we do in English (eg 617345...six-one-seven-three-four-five).. or is the 'paired' form used? (eg sixty one - seventy three -forty five).

No isolated numbers. We use tens and hundreds. A typical Krakow number: 012 -647-25-37.
zero twelve - six hundred and forty seven - twenty five - thirty seven.
zero dwanaście- sześćset czterdzieści siedem - dwadzieścia pięć - trzydzieści siedem.

However, I always say my numbers with isolated digits because it is easier. People are sometimes surprised hearing me.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
13 Nov 2008 /  #3
In central Poland we use the same method as in Kraków.

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