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Posty z tagiem ‘zero’

How many different ways can ‘0′ be said?

In English at least 5. First of all, it can simply be called ‘zero’. In telephone numbers, however, it will be ‘oh’ ( or ‘o’, like the letter). When reading a decimal, you’ll say ‘nought’ (0.25 e.g. should be read as ‘nought point two five’). The thing changes when it comes to sport results: in football ‘0′ is read as ‘nil’ (2-0 e.g. is ‘two nil’), in tennis, what’s a big surprise to many, it is ‘love’. In some branches of mathematics ‘0′ is ‘null’ (like in German).