English translation: Zip code and street will pull up the city
Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.
You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
04:02 Aug 24, 2010
English to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
English term or phrase:ZIP/Postal Code Street
It is in a form. Why are "postal code" and "street" appearing together in a field? What does it mean?
Often in the UK the postcode and the house number will provide the address but it isn't an infallible system, just a shortcut. Normally on a form you would have the street address (ie n° and street name), the town and the postcode.
Automatic update in 00:
14 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
zip/postal code street
Zip code and street will pull up the city
Explanation: For U.S. addresses, the combination of the zip code and the street address will generally pull up the city and state in most databases.
When speaking with a telephone customer service person, the address and zip code is how they locate the customer. It is common practice.
Demi Ebrite United States Local time: 10:19 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 36