How are numerical dimensions said in Spanish as in 2x4 (US- 2 by 4)? I understand the use of por for multiplication but is this really considered multiplication? We are talking about a piece of wood that is 2 inches thick by 4 inches wide (and we may as well add 8 feet long) spoken as- 2by4by8, written as 2x4x8. If indeed a Spanish carpenter says dos por cuatro then I'm good with that.
All these years I did not make the connection that the "x" symbol I see in wood dimensions is the equivalent of the Spanish word "por". When we buy wood here we say "dos por dos" or "dos por tres", for example. However, when it's wood boards, we use English, like "four by eight". It's only when I learned recently that the multiplication sign is read as "por" in Spanish that I realized we were using real Spanish phrases here when we say things like "dos por dos". Learning a new language makes me begin to understand some things better now.
Hmmm, dos por cuatro?
Esto sería una multiplicación
2+4= dos más quatro 4-2= quatro menos dos 4/2= quatro entre dos o dividido por dos 2*4= dos por quatro
Espero que te ayude.
dimensiones : dos por cuatro
multiplication of numbers indicates by "por"