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Comment from: it-ogo [Visitor]
I was taught that English "fourth floor" corresponds to Russian "пятый этаж" because "первый этаж" means "ground floor".
Don responds: In the US the ground floor is called the first floor, so the Russian numbering of floors and the US numbering are the same. Perhaps one of our readers can comment on how floors are numbered in the UK, Australia, or other English-speaking country? I believe the French first floor corresponds to the Russian/American second floor.
08/31/09 @ 00:10
Comment from: Edgar [Visitor]
Yes, Don, you are correct. Perhaps Russian teacher was also a French teacher. It was my experience that many people in the public schools taught Russian by being one page ahead of their students in the traditional grammar-based Russian texts.
09/01/09 @ 16:56

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