4th Feb 2018 is pronounced like that in my language: four two two thousand eighteen

I know that in America it's pronounced like Feb forth two thousand eighteen but this is considered very very formal in my language.

Is there any colloquial way in America where mention the month's number instead of its name or where you use cardinal numbers instead of ordinal ones?

Do you colloquially say two thousand eighteen or two thousand (and) eighteen or twenty eighteen?

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Colloquially in the US:

4th Feb 2018 could be spoken as

The fourth of February | February fourth

twenty eighteen | two thousand eighteen

We might offer only numbers for the day, month and year but typically not when reading the month-names spelled out from a piece of paper:

What's your date of birth?

five sixteen eighty-eight

five sixteen nineteen eighty-eight

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