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post #1 of 25 Old 11-27-2002, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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A question for my Non-American friends

In this country we use the word "mileage". What is the word in the metric system for "mileage"? Kiloage? I have no idea.

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post #2 of 25 Old 11-28-2002, 05:42 AM
 
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Its mileage as well..
Alot of people when talking about auto performance, still use alot of
Imperial terms as well.. Here's a few examples.

0-60 (mph)
1/4 mile times
MPG
Top Speed (in MPH)
Horse power (the metric is KWH or something)
PSI, when discussing Forced induction (as opposed to Bar levels)

Hope this sheds some light for you.
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Thanks.

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post #4 of 25 Old 11-28-2002, 11:24 AM
 
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We don't really use mileage
we say kilometers
ok granted it will probably sound better in dutch then in english
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post #5 of 25 Old 11-28-2002, 11:56 AM
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Quote:
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We don't really use mileage
we say kilometers
ok granted it will probably sound better in dutch then in english
Dirk,
When we say milage we are not really talking about distance from point A to B. I would never say, "What's the milage from NY to LA?" We use it when we talk about the amount of miles a car has been driven. So if buying a used car I may ask, "What the milage on the car?" Means I want to know how many miles the car has been driven. So are you saying it would be, "What's the kilometers on the car?"
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yep, that's what we say
in dutch it would be: wa is de kilometerstand
you just check the kilometers the car has driven
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Not up here in Canada, people still refer to the distance accumulated on cars as "mileage", even when its in Km. It's generally understood that nearly any car here has travelled in Km and besides, its easier to say "mileage".

I fit inbetween the generations as I was taught the metric system in school, but I always use imperial in my work. In everyday life, I use either metric or imperial, whatever needs be.
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post #8 of 25 Old 11-29-2002, 04:59 AM
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"Kiloage"...hahaha

Anyways, I pretty much agree with what Peter said:
"Not up here in Canada, people still refer to the distance accumulated on cars as "mileage", even when its in Km. It's generally understood that nearly any car here has travelled in Km and besides, its easier to say "mileage"."

Maybe it's just that us Canadians are too lazy to come up with a damn word make more sense.

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Well, in Dutch the official word would be 'kilometrage' but it is not used that much. As Dirk said, 'kilometerstand' is also possible.

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In the UK it is Mileage for the number of miles on the speedo, number of miles from A to B etc. Kilometers are very rarely used here, never in fact on any road signs or maps etc. We also drive on the right hand side of the road, leave our 30,000 cars on the drive when our garages are full of junk...... It's the way we are over here, a bit backward!!
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post #11 of 25 Old 01-02-2003, 10:49 AM
 
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Hello everyone,

Here in Spain we use the metric system for everything, except for the horsepower figures.

The Spanish word for "mileage" is kilometraje, but usually you just ask how many kilometers the car has.


I think it's almost the same in France ("kilometrage"), Italy, Portugal and other Mediterranean and European countries.


By the way, this is my first post .

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post #12 of 25 Old 01-02-2003, 01:33 PM
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Luiss,
Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you here. I took three years of spanish and I'm hoping to translate the site into Spanish in the near future. I started with Japanese and its going slow. Thanks for you insights on the use of kilometraje, that is something I did not learn in class.
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Hey Dan

that doesn't suprise me
You British even drive on the wrong side of the road :P :green:
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Hey Dan

that doesn't suprise me
You British even drive on the wrong side of the road :P :green:
Dirk they have that same problem here in Japan but I perfer to say they drive on the other side of the road. Really which way is right and which way is wrong?
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Andrew
note the tonque face and yes they do drive on the wrong side :wink:
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We DO drive on the wrong side!! - It also makes me wonder if I should get a left hand drive Ferrari as we have been seriously thinking of moving from this country. If we did after I had bought a Ferrari it would HAVE to come with me!!
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So Dan, where do you think of moving to then?
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To be honest, not a clue. In August last year we bought a lovely brand new house but lately the area seems to be going downhill, the UK on the whole seems to be spiralling downwards so now might be the time to move. House prices here at the moment are astronomical so if we got a good price for it, anywhere in the world!! - I quite fancied the States, my girlfriend fancies Spain. I'm lazy though so I don't want to learn another language!! - Any suggestions would be welcome!!
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After visiting England, I was quite amazed at how efficient a round-about is. Certainly better than the crossing-intersections we have here.
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Dan, have you considered Canada? Currently, our economy is doing a few percentage points better than the U.S., houses here are very inexpensive and our major cities are not crowded.
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