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  5. "Die Zahl lautet drei."

"Die Zahl lautet drei."

Translation:The number is three.

January 29, 2013



Why is it not "Die Zalh ist drei" ?


From other definitions I've read, it seems there's a subtle distinction whereby if something is found to be something else, or figured to be, or argued to be, then lautet is used. Things like, the assumption is, the hypothesis is... In this case, probably this is the final sentence in someone working out a sum.


"The number reads as three" is not okay?

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