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how to translate: 从上往下倒数 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-8-8 14:23:19 |Display all floors
Originally posted by aliceqiu at 2007-8-8 13:03
表达确实挺奇怪,一般说“第几楼”的时候,听话人都会从下往上数啊,哪有人从顶层开始数呢,再说对楼层进行标号时,也不会从顶层往下开始标啊。


Well, perhaps it's a real skyscrapper and it's easier counting down from the top? Let's say it's the 92th floor of a 100-storey building and you want somebody to shoot somebody else on that floor, how would you go about telling your gunman?

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Post time 2007-8-8 14:39:53 |Display all floors
Originally posted by rouofhk at 2007-8-8 14:23


Well, perhaps it's a real skyscrapper and it's easier counting down from the top? Let's say it's the 92th floor of a 100-storey building and you want somebody to shoot somebody else on that flo ...

Hm, if the building is really very high, just as high as what you said, it has 100 floors. Then it might a little hard to figure out what is 92th floor or 93th floor from the physical view when you are standing at the first floor. In addition, it is really a little silly to count the exact floor before you go into a building. What you want to do is to press the 92 key in the keypad of the elevator and the elevator will bring you to the destination. By the way, if it is a case as what you said, a gunman needs to know the exact floor. What he needs to do at first is to find a right position to shoot the target. He is a rather stupid man if he chooses the first floor. Then in this case, if there is a building in front of or behind the target building, he will surely go to the equivalent floor. To sum it up, it is no need to describe it as “从上往下数倒数第八层”.

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Post time 2007-8-8 21:16:11 |Display all floors
doesn't make any sense..

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Post time 2007-8-9 09:14:36 |Display all floors
Originally posted by aliceqiu at 2007-8-8 14:39

Hm, if the building is really very high, just as high as what you said, it has 100 floors. Then it might a little hard to figure out what is 92th floor or 93th floor from the physical view when y ...


Nah, the gunman is likely to be in another building...

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