# Money & Prices for beginners

Talking about money and prices is an important part of every day language. Here we can learn how to talk about money and prices.

## What Do We Mean by Money and Price?

Money is a type of currency that is used to buy goods and services. Prices, on the other hand, refer to the amount of money that is required to purchase a good or service.

When we want to ask about money we should ask questions like: 'how much is this/that' or 'how much are these/those…?'. We answer the questions with 'it’s/they’re….'. For example:

How much is the book? It’s 10 dollars.

How much are these pens? They’re 50 dollars.

### Tip!

When a price is an exact number, we say the number + dollars/pounds/euros/etc..

\$200 → two hundred dollars

\$80 → eighty dollars

We use different structures to say the price of an item. These are the most common ways:

\$4.60 → four-sixty

We can just say the numbers.

\$4.60 → four dollars sixty

We can say the number + dollars and the number after the decimal point.

\$4.60 → four dollars and sixty cents

We can say the number + dollars + 'and' + decimal number + cents.

### Tip!

The dollar sign (\$) goes before the number and there is no space between the dollar sign and the number.

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