Hey guys! Today we are gonna talk about another expression that is used daily in other countries: Count down and countdown!

Yet another example of a phrase that can be used as either a phrasal verb or be made into one word and used as a noun is the phrase “count down.”

This post will explain the meanings of the phrase as a verb and a noun and give examples of each.

Count Down

Count down: As a verb, the phrase “count down” means “fazer contagem regressiva.” In some cases, this phrase might be translated as simply “contar,” but the idea that it carries is of “contagem regressiva.” Here is an example of how it is used:

Aprenda a diferença entre Count Down e Countdown

Aprenda a diferença entre Count Down e Countdown

I am counting down the days till I get to see my family again.

Countdown: This word is a noun that means “contagem regressiva.” Here is an example of how it is used:

The rocket is ready for takeoff. Start the countdown.

This kind of expression helps you to speak like a native person, so don’t mind using it 🙂 I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to communicate in English like you never thought you would!

Here is another way that these words are used:

http://www.auburn.edu/~vestmon/xmas_cnt.htm