Telephone numbers in English


In English we write telephone numbers with gaps between groups of figures but not with hyphens or dots e.g. 01 229 4573. The first group of figures is usually the dialling code for a particular place and is often in brackets (01) 229 4573. 0 is pronounced as oh. The numbers are pronounced separately and double figures aer usualy given as e.g. double two. The other long figures such as bank account numbers or insurance numbers are pronounced in the same way.

We write We say
3301 339 4867 double three oh one, double three (lub three three) nine, four eight six seven
6222 six two double two
2222 double two double two
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