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User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1161 posts, RR: 8
Posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

I remember a thread here on A.net a long time ago that asked how people said certain planes in their dialect. For example take the 747. In English many people say "Seven-four-seven" or "Seven-forty-seven." While in French (correct me if I'm wrong) people say "Sept cent quarante-sept" which translates to "Seven hundred forty-seven." That sounds rather strange to someone who has said "Seven-forty-seven" all their life.

So how do you say these planes in your native dialect?:
A300
A310
A320
A330
A380
B707
B717
B720
B727
B747
B777
B787


Here it is my native dialect (English):
A300: "A-three hundred"
A310: "A-three-ten"
A320: "A-three-twenty"
A330: "A-three-thirty"
A380: "A-three-eighty"
B707: "Seven-o-seven"
B717: "Seven-one-seven"
B720: "Seven-twenty"
B727: "Seven-two-seven"
B747: "Seven-four-seven"
B777: "Seven-seven-seven" ~or~ "triple-seven"  Wink
B787: "Seven-eight-seven"

Also note that I tack on "A" to all the Airbuses, but I don't add "B" to any of the Boeings. Is this the same for anyone else?

There are many ways to say these planes in English and other languages. Please post your naming system.

Regards,
Btriple7


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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5680 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4427 times:

I thought all Americans said "Seven forty seven" etc. You're the first one I've come across who hasn't.

I know the Germans say sieben drei sieben, or seven three seven.


User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4422 times:

Quoting Btriple7 (Thread starter):
Btriple7

Why did you leave the 737 off the list? Just curious...



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User currently offlineAirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4422 times:

I've alternately heard the 717 referred to as the "Seven-seventeen".

I tend to refer to the Boeing aircraft by model family..
727 series "seven-two"
737 series "seven-three"
etc.


User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1161 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4420 times:

Quoting Dalb777 (Reply 2):
Why did you leave the 737 off the list? Just curious...

I just assumed that one would say 737 the same way he/she said 747 or 727. You can add it if you want.

Regards,
Btriple7



Just...fly.
User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4408 times:

A300 ~ A-3-hundred
A310 ~ A-3-ten
A320 ~ A-3-twenty
A330 ~ A-3-thirty
A340 ~ A-3-fourty
A380 ~ A-3-eighty
707 ~ 7-o-7
717 ~ 7-17
727 ~ 7-20-7
737 ~ 7-30-7
747 ~ 7-40-7
757 ~ 7-50-7
767 ~ 7-60-7
777 ~ 7-70-7
787 ~ 7-80-7



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User currently offlineBuckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4403 times:

All,

I'm not of course from Switzerland, that's just where my bank account is.  Smile

I'd use exactly the same abbreviations than the thread starter, except I'd use "treble seven" for the B777.

It would be the same for cars: Mazda three-two-three, Peogeot two-o-five etc. I think this is caused by the marketing people; in a TV advertisment, you can say a little bit more about your product if you omit the "hundred and [n] ty"-seven.

Just my 5 Rappen.

Cheers

Buckieboy


User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4377 times:

Quoting Btriple7 (Thread starter):
A300: "A-three hundred"
A310: "A-three-ten"
A320: "A-three-twenty"
A330: "A-three-thirty"
A380: "A-three-eighty"
B707: "Seven-o-seven"
B717: "Seven-one-seven"
B720: "Seven-twenty"
B727: "Seven-two-seven"
B747: "Seven-four-seven"
B777: "Seven-seven-seven" ~or~ "triple-seven"
B787: "Seven-eight-seven"

Pretty much the same here, Although I don't say "Triple Seven"

Usually when I'm talking about planes, I speak more in series than models

Ie: "A330-300 = "Three Three Three"
767-300: "Seven Six Three"
A300-600 - "A B Six"
My Question is what do people call the 737-700? I generally go about calling it the "Seven Three G" (73G) - and 73H for the 737-800 with winglets



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User currently onlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7092 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4359 times:

747-400 = four four
777 = t seven

and the rest just using the codes :

ie 737-800 = seven three eight, A380-800 = three eight eight


User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4346 times:

Quoting Btriple7 (Thread starter):
While in French (correct me if I'm wrong) people say "Sept cent quarante-sept" which translates to "Seven hundred forty-seven."

Exactly.
I was the humble creator of that thread.

[sept] is pronounced like set in English.

787 = sept cent quatre vingt sept
777 = sept cent soixante dix sept
747 = sept cent quarante sept
737 = sept cent trente sept
727 = sept cent vingt sept
717 = sept cent dix sept
707 = sept cent sept


A300 = A trois cents
A310 = A trois cent dix
A320 = A trois cent vingt
A330 = A trois cent trente
A340 = A trois cent quarante
A350 = A trois cent cinquante
A380 = A trois cent quatre vingt


User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4333 times:

B737=Bobby
Thats the only exception.

regards


User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4316 times:

A300: A three hundred
A310: A three ten
A318: A three eighteen
A319: A three nineteen
A320: A three twenty
A321: A three twenty one
A330: A three thirty
A340: A three forty
A350: A three fifty
A380: A three eighty
B707: Seven oh seven
B717: Seven one seven
B720: Seven twenty
B727: Seven twenty seven
B727-200: Seven twenty two
B737: Seven thirty seven
B737-200: Seven thirty two
... etc for the other 737 models, except:
B737-700: Seven thirty G
B747: Seven forty seven
B747-200: Seven forty two
B747-400: Seven forty four
B757: Seven fifty seven
B757-200: Seven fifty two
B757-300: Seven fifty three
B767: Seven sixty seven
B767-200: Seven sixty two (etc.)
B777: Triple seven
B777-200: Seven seventy two
B777-300: Seven seventy three
B787: Seven eighty seven
MD-80: Super eighty
MD-88: MD-eighty eight


User currently offlineTuffgong From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4315 times:

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 5):
A300 ~ A-3-hundred
A310 ~ A-3-ten
A320 ~ A-3-twenty
A330 ~ A-3-thirty
A340 ~ A-3-fourty
A380 ~ A-3-eighty
707 ~ 7-o-7
717 ~ 7-17
727 ~ 7-20-7
737 ~ 7-30-7
747 ~ 7-40-7
757 ~ 7-50-7
767 ~ 7-60-7
777 ~ 7-70-7
787 ~ 7-80-7

 bigthumbsup  me too



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User currently offlineRyGuy From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4300 times:

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 7):
what do people call the 737-700

Many times that i have been caught calling it 73W
I think that, that makes the most sense.

Thanks

RyGuy



From somewhere out there...
User currently offlineMarambio From Argentina, joined Oct 2004, 1160 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

Argentine Spanish

A300 - A trescientos
A310 - A tres diez
A320 - A tres veinte
A330 - A tres treinta
A380 - A tres ochenta
B707 - Siete cero siete
B717 - Siete uno siete
B720 - Siete veinte
B727 - Siete dos siete
B747 - Siete cuatro siete
B777 - Siete siete siete
B787 - Siete ocho siete

Saludos,
Marambio



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

Quoting Btriple7 (Thread starter):
A380

I pronounce this one...Ugly. U-G-L-Y, Airbus ain't got no alibi. The Whalejet's ugly!

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 1):
I thought all Americans said "Seven forty seven" etc. You're the first one I've come across who hasn't.

I go back and forth between both of these.

I find myself shortening the names to...

17, 27, 37, 47, 57, and 67. Just something I picked up off my cousin who used to work in TechOps at DL.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4234 times:

With over 100 languages spoken out here its too lengthy.But I'll try Hindi.

A300 Aay teen sow
A310 Aay teen sow dus
A320 Aay teen sow bees
A330 Aay teen sow tees
A380 Aay teen sow asie
B707 Bee sath sow sath
B717 Bee sath sow satra
B720 Bee sath sow bees
B727 Bee sath sow sathaees
B747 Bee sath sow saytalees
B777 Bee sath sow sathattar
B787 Bee sath sow sath asie

regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

Heres how I pronouce them

A300 - A Three Hundred
A310 - A Three Ten
A318 - A Three Eighteen
A319 - A Three Nineteen
A320 - A Three Twenty
A321 - A Three Twenty-One
A330 - A Three Thirty
A340 - A Three Forty
A350 - A Three Fifty
A380 - A Three Eighty

707 - Seven Oh Seven
717 - Seven One Seven
727 - Seven Two Seven
737 - Seven Three Seven
747 - Seven Four Seven
757 - Seven Five Seven
767 - Seven Six Seven
777 - Seven Seven Seven
787 - Seven Eight Seven

DC-2 - Dee Cee Two
DC-3 - Dee Cee Three
DC-4 - Dee Cee Four
DC-6 - Dee Cee Six
DC-7 - Dee Cee Seven
DC-8 - Dee Cee Eight
DC-9 - Dee Cee Nine
DC-10 - Dee Cee Ten
MD-11 - Em Dee Eleven
MD-81 - Em Dee Eighty-One
MD-82 - Em Dee Eighty-Two
MD-83 - Em Dee Eighty-Three
MD-87 - Em Dee Eighty-Seven
MD-88 - Em Dee Eighty-Eight
MD-90 - Em Dee Ninety

L1011 - Elle Ten Eleven or alternativly Tri Star

CRJ200/700/900 - I ussuly call these Canadair (Two/Seven/Nine) Hundred without the CRJ part. Same with the Russian aircraft I call a Tupolev Tu154 just a Tupolev 154.



Jason



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