#### Seikun

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

gracias.

• #### viudabella

##### Senior Member
minus 5 degrees.

creo.

#### 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.

#### Bevj

##### Allegra Moderata
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.
Agreed!

#### MonikaUSA

##### Senior Member
It has gotten so chilly and it snowed last night. It's five degrees below zero here!

#### Seikun

##### 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.
That woul be: we are at 5 celsius degrees below zero, right?

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#### bondia

##### Senior Member
That woul be: we are at 5 celsius degrees below zero, right?

I would say, here it's -5ºC.

#### stretch

##### Senior Member
I would say, here it's -5ºC.
Right, but written out it would be "five degrees Celsius below zero."

#### Seikun

##### Senior Member
degrees Celsius or Celsius degrees?

Thanks.

#### 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"!)

#### stretch

##### Senior Member
I would say "it's -5" (It's minus five).
The longer, more formal version would be "it's minus five degrees Celcius", but people rarely feel the need to add the word Celcius 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 "Celcius"!)
Celsius, with an "s".

#### The Prof

##### Senior Member
Celsius, with an "s".
Yes, that's what I meant - I thought it didn't look right!

#### bondia

##### Senior Member
Yes, that's what I meant - I thought it didn't look right!
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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