grados bajo cero (temperatura)

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Seikun, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Seikun

    Seikun Senior Member

    Chile
    Chile - Castellano
    Hola.
    ¿Cómo se dice esto en inglés?
    Por ejemplo: estamos a 5 grados bajo cero. (En inglés americano como británico).

    gracias.
     
  2. viudabella Senior Member

    New York
    Spanish - Puerto Rico / Spain
    minus 5 degrees.

    creo.
     
  3. stretch

    stretch Senior Member

    AmE - "we are at 5 degrees below zero" or "it is 5 below."

    Be sure to include whether this is Fahrenheit or Celsius, since the typical American would understand it to be Fahrenheit.
     
  4. Bevj

    Bevj Allegra Moderata

    Girona, Spain
    English (U.K.)
    Agreed!
     
  5. MonikaUSA Senior Member

    California
    English - USA
    It has gotten so chilly and it snowed last night. It's five degrees below zero here!
     
  6. Seikun

    Seikun Senior Member

    Chile
    Chile - Castellano
    That woul be: we are at 5 celsius degrees below zero, right?

    What about the BritE way?
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2010
  7. bondia

    bondia Senior Member

    Illes Balears
    English-England
    I would say, here it's -5ºC.
     
  8. stretch

    stretch Senior Member

    Right, but written out it would be "five degrees Celsius below zero."
     
  9. Seikun

    Seikun Senior Member

    Chile
    Chile - Castellano
    degrees Celsius or Celsius degrees?

    Thanks.
     
  10. bondia

    bondia Senior Member

    Illes Balears
    English-England
     
  11. The Prof

    The Prof Senior Member

    I would say "it's -5" (It's minus five).
    The longer, more formal version would be "it's minus five degrees Celsius", but people rarely feel the need to add the word Celsius here in the UK, because it is quite obvious which scale is being used.
    (That said, I personally am still more likely to say "centigrade" than "Celsius"!)
     
  12. stretch

    stretch Senior Member

    Celsius, with an "s".
     
  13. The Prof

    The Prof Senior Member

    :eek::eek::eek: Yes, that's what I meant - I thought it didn't look right!
     
  14. bondia

    bondia Senior Member

    Illes Balears
    English-England
    Yes, I, too, would instinctively say Centigrade.. (This Celsius thing is so newfangled;)), but I'm used to Celsius in Spanish, in English it'll take me for ever..
    Regards
     

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