Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How many floors does this building have?

How many floors does this building have?


In America we would say 4 floors. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

Here in Nepal they would also say 4 (I think) but they are labeled differently.

This really only presents a problem when someone is trying to tell you which floor they live on and you are trying to describe it cross-culturally. It gets confusing. There are times when I can't remember which was is American and which way is Nepali. In your mind you can easily understand it, but try getting caught off guard with the question and having just a second to think of the answer. It's not as easy as it might seem. Unless of course I see something like this. Elevator buttons.


This makes sense to me. It is like a number line. Notice the basement floors as -1 and -2. All of it makes sense, just takes some time to get used to it.


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