English Pronunciation of Money Lesson: How to Pronounce Dollar Amounts

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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.


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