When you go shopping, it is important to be able to say and listen to the amounts of money correctly. Here are some basic examples:
- $1 – a dollar or one dollar.
- $3 – three dollars. *not three dollar
- $50 – fifty dollars. *not fifty dollar
The nickname for the US Dollar is buck. We use buck when we speak in a casual situation:
- $1 – a buck. *one buck is less common
- $3 – three bucks.
- $50 – fifty bucks.
When the amount has dollars and cents, we pronounce the amount in two ways. Remember, the [.] is pronounced [and] when we pronounce money:
#1 – the long way
- $1.33 – one dollar and thirty-three cents.
- $13.79 – thirteen dollars and seventy-nine cents.
- $110. 99 – one hundred ten dollars and ninety-nine cents.
#2 – the short way
- $1.33 – one thirty-three.
- $13.79 – thirteen seventy-nine.
- $110. 99 – one ten ninety-nine.
If you know anyone who has trouble with this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them.
Thanks for studying today!