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Old Posted May 26, 2019, 8:47 AM
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Originally Posted by iheartthed View Post
The weirdest numbering I've encountered was in Spain, where the floors underground are numbered with negative signs. It makes sense, but the first time I saw it I was confused when trying to figured out how to get to a rental car that I parked in an underground lot.
That's common in Europe. In France, the floor underground are numbered with negative numbers.

Originally Posted by Innsertnamehere View Post
The European way of numbering the second floor as "1" bothers the heck out of me. It is the second floor above ground, it should be labelled as such.
Except that you don't count the "floor" but the level above the ground level (excluded). The word "√Čtage" in French.
A one level house doesn't have any "étage". You need two level to have "1 etage".
The ground floor is 0.

High-rise in France is numbered like that
-4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15... The 13 isn't skipped.
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