How to Express American Money in English

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This numbers video will teach you how to express American money in English. Money is very important to learn.  This video is a little difficult, but you must learn, understand and use money properly.  You can never make a mistake expressing money.
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[Part 1]

Hello, everyone.

In this video, we are going to talk about expressing American money.

Ok…

So if you travel to America, or other countries, uhh…you need to know how to express American money or dollars or cents.

Ok…

Now, let’s take a look at the kinds of money they have.

They have, of course, coins and bills.

Ahh…first, let’s talk about the coins.

Now, they have four coins.

Alright…

And this is how much the coins are worth.

So, let’s talk about how to express this in English, first.

So, how much is this?

And how much is this?

Well, this and this…they’re the same amount.

Ok, this is ‘one cent’…and this is also ‘one cent’.

Ok…

That’s the smallest amount of American money.

‘One cent’.

Alright, so their ‘coin’, they have a ‘one cent’ coin.

And the one cent coin is called a ‘penny’.

Ok…

The one cent coin..a ‘penny’.

Let’s move on.

This is ‘five cents’.

Again, this and this…same amount of money.

‘Five cents’.

‘Five cents’.

‘Five cents’.

They have a five cent coin.

The five cent coin is called a ‘nickel’.

A nickel.

Ok…

The next coin.

This is ‘ten cents’.

Again, ‘ten cents’.

‘Ten cents’.

We can write it both ways.

They have a ten cent coin.

It’s called a ‘dime’.

A dime.

Alright…

And the last coin is ‘twenty-five cents’.

‘Twenty-five cents’.

‘Twenty-five cents’.

And they call the twenty-five cent coin a ‘quarter’.

A quarter.

Alright…

Now, to get to one dollar, you need one hundred cents.

Ok, one hundred cents makes one dollar.

So if you have four quarters, you have one dollar.

If you have ten dimes, that’s the same as a dollar.

If you have twenty nickels, that’s the same as a dollar.

And how many…how many one cent pennies do you need?

How many pennies?

Well, you need one hundred pennies to make a dollar.

Ok…

Let’s move on to the bills.

Ok, so they use six main bills.

Ok…

The one dollar bill.

The five dollar bill.

The ten dollar bill.

The twenty dollar bill.

The fifty dollar bill.

and the one hundred dollar bill.

Again, the bills, that’s the paper money.

They have six main ones.

Alright, so that is the coins, that is the bills.

Let’s do some practice on how to express the money.

3:02 [Part 2]

Ok, so to express American money let’s look at these numbers, first.

Ok, we’ll start off easy.

Now, of course, this is “one dollar”.

“One dollar”.

And we should use “dollar”.

“One dollar”.

But let’s move on to ‘ten’.

“Ten dollars”.

“Ten dollars”.

You can hear this ‘s’ now.

Ok, you have to be very careful with the plural ‘s’.

It’s very important.

So, we have “one dollar.”

But, “two dollars.”

“Three dollars.”

“Ten dollars.”

Ok, make sure you have the ‘s’.

It’s so important.

Alright…

Never say “ten dollar.”

Ok, that sounds very strange and stupid.

Ok, it’s “ten dollars.”

“Ten dollars.”

make sure you have that ‘s’.

So, “Ten dollars.”

“One hundred dollars.”

“One thousand dollars.”

“Ten thousand dollars.”

“One hundred thousand dollars.”

“One million dollars.”

So one more time.

“One dollar.”

“Ten dollars.”

“One hundred dollars.”

“One thousand dollars.”

“Ten thousand dollars.”

“One hundred thousand dollars.”

“One million dollars.”

Ok…

Let’s move on to some more difficult use of American money.

4:40 [Part 3]

Alright, so these examples are a little more difficult.

But it helps us understand how to express American money.

Alright, let’s look at the first number.

Of course, this is “six dollars”.

“Six dollars.”

And the second one is the same.

Ok…

Don’t be confused by this.

This is six dol…actually this means “six dollars…” and there’s no cents.

So, you could write ‘six dollars’ like this or you could write ‘six dollars’ like this.

It means the same.

Alright…

Let’s move on.

Now we have ‘cents’.

Now, it gets difficult.

Listen carefully.

So, I’m going to read this number as “six dollars and thirty-one cents”.

Ok…

Don’t say “point”.

Don’t say “dot”.

We’re going to use “and”.

“Six dollars and thirty-one cents.”

Alright…

Now, there’s another way to express this money.

A quicker way.

So, as I said, “six dollars and thirty-one cents”.

But the quicker way..uhh..an American might say, just…”six thrity-one”.

“How much is it?”

“Six thirty-one.”

Ok…

So you got to be careful.

There’s actually two ways.

“Six dollars and thirty-one cents.”

Or the quick way:

“Six thirty-one.”

Alright, let’s look at the next one.

“How much is it?”

“Nine dollars and ninety-nine cents.”

And, of course, the quick way:

“Nine ninety-nine.”

“Nine ninety-nine.”

Alright, let’s move on.

“Twenty-two dollars and fifty cents.”

“Twenty-two dollars and fifty cents.”

And the quick way:

“Twenty-two fifty.”

“Twenty-two fifty.”

Alright…bigger number here.

“One hundred and seventeen dollars and thirty-two cents.”

“One hundred and seventeen dollars and thirty-two cents.”

Or the quick way:

“One seventeen thirty-two.”

Alright, and the last amount…very big number.

There’s no quick way for this number.

Alright, it’s a lot of money.

“One million two hundred and thirty thousand six hundred and eighty seven dollars and sixteen cents.”

“One million two hundred and thirty thousand six hundred and eighty seven dollars and sixteen cents.”

Ok…

That’s how we express American money.

Let’s see how you will do on the test.

Ok, so we’re going to d…we’re going to try a quick test.

Take out a pen and paper.

And I’m going to say American money and you should write down what you hear.

8:00 [Part 3 – TEST]

Alright, question number one.

“Seven dollars.”
“Seven dollars.”

Ok, should look like this.

Question two.

“One hundred and twenty dollars.”
“One hundred and twenty dollars.”

Ok, looks like this.

Question three.

“Seventy-five thousand dollars.”
“Seventy-five thousand dollars.”

Ok, like this.

Question four.

“One hundred and thirty-four thousand three hundred dollars.”
“One hundred and thirty-four thousand three hundred dollars.”

Should look like this.

Question five.

“One million nine hundred thousand dollars.”
“One million nine hundred thousand dollars.”

Question six.

“Thirty-four cents.”
“Thirty-four cents.”

Ok, looks like this.

Question seven.

“Twenty-three dollars sixty-seven cents.”
“Twenty-three dollars sixty-seven cents.”

Ok, looks like this.

Question eight.

“Five hundred and forty-seven dollars fifty cents.”
“Five hundred and forty-seven dollars fifty cents.”

Ok, like this.

Question nine.

“Twelve thousand eight hundred dollars and thirty-four cents.”
“Twelve thousand eight hundred dollars and thirty-four cents.”

Ok, looks like this.

Question ten.

“One million one hundred eleven thousand one hundred eleven dollars and eleven cents.”
“One million one hundred eleven thousand one hundred eleven dollars and eleven cents.”

Wow, big number.

Very difficult.

10:35 [Part 4]

How did you do on the test?

I hope you did well.

I know it’s difficult to listen to American money, but you must know it.

Ok…

It’s very important to hear the right amount of money.

Alright…

We have this question, again.

Ok, we did this with the Korean money and how to express it in Korean money.

We’re going to do it again, but we’re going to express in American money.

Ok…

So, “How much is it?”

And, “It’s about…”

What’s the American money price?

Same items.

Let’s look at the pen.

“How much is a pen?”

“Well, a pen is about a dollar.”

Ok…

So, “It’s about a dollar.”

And the second one, soju, again, I’m going into Family Mart…I buy the bottle of soju.

“How much is it?”

“Well, it’s about one dollar and twenty-five cents.”

“It’s about one dollar and twenty-five cents.”

Or…

“It’s about one twenty-five.”

Ok, the Galaxy Note.

Ya, very expensive mobile phone.

“How much is it?”

“Well, it’s about eight hundred to nine hundred dollars.”

Ok, “It’s about eight hundred or nine hundred dollars.”

The KIA Morning.

The car.

“How much is it?”

“Well, it’s about fourteen thousand dollars.”

“It’s about fourteen thousand dollars.”

And the Kangnam apartment…

“How much is it?”

Ok, very expensive.

The Kangnam apartment..maybe that’s around “a million dollars”.

Ok, very expensive.

A lot of money.

“It’s about a million dollars.”

Alright…

I hope you have a good understanding of American Money and how to express it in English.

Uhh…be careful not to make a mistake with American money.

You don’t want to make anyone angry.

Alright…

That’s it for this video.

See you next time.

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