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.

Talking about Money and Prices in English

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.

How to Ask About Money and Prices

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

How to Read Prices

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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