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 Post subject: Error in Quiz : At the hotel
PostPosted: Tue 06 Dec 2011, 04:02 

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If you look at http://min.us/mqWVvDEzp, you'll see that I got an error for "gokai", which is the good answer for translating "Fifth floor", rokkai being the "Sixth floor".


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 Post subject: Re: Error in Quiz : At the hotel
PostPosted: Tue 06 Dec 2011, 21:17 

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You're right but it depends on American English or English ^^.

Ikkai : first floor (USA)/ ground floor (England)
Nikai : second floor(USA)/ first floor (England)
Sangai: third floor (USA)/ second floor (England)
yonkai : fourth floor (USA)/ third floor (England)
gokai : fifth floor (USA)/fourth floor (England)
So rokkai is "sixth floor" (USA)/ fifth floor (England)
In Japan, floor numbering refers to american way.

Maybe the English version of JA is translated into British English.


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 Post subject: Re: Error in Quiz : At the hotel
PostPosted: Wed 07 Dec 2011, 02:18 

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Oh ok, quite tricky ^^ Thanks for your answer !


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 Post subject: Re: Error in Quiz : At the hotel
PostPosted: Wed 14 Dec 2011, 13:00 

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I made the same mistake. Most (if not all) translations here seem to be in American English, so I didn't expect the ground floor to be counted seperately there since I know very well that Americans count floors differently. Maybe the question could be rephrased to make it clearer?


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 Post subject: Re: Error in Quiz : At the hotel
PostPosted: Wed 21 Dec 2011, 08:47 

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you're right, the English version had a mistake, I actually try to use only American English. I've corrected the question


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