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    How to make a distinction between 47 and 407

    Hi

    When saying phone numbers I get confused on rysskoe radio

    They say

    сто пять

    Is it 105 or 1005?

    сорок семь

    47 or 407

    восемь восемь сот пять

    They said it so fast

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    You say сто пять for 105 and тысяча пять for 1005. "Сорок" never means four and zero in numbers greater than 100, it comes only in 40-49.
    Восемь восемьсот пять is perhaps a telephone # 8-805
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    A telephone number in Russia is usually xxx-xxx-xx-xx, or xxx-xx-xx, or xx-xx-xx, or xx-xx-x. So usually сто пять is 105 and сорок семь is 47. In rare cases like 900-23-xx they say девятьсот ровно, двадцать три, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragdemon
    xx-xx-x.
    I think x-xx-xx is way more common, which makes sense as xx-x would lead to confusion whenever there's a zero in the middle.

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