Basic Phrases: | ||||||||
Singular | Plural | |||||||
How much is it? ............. | ... | ... | It is ($2.50). | How much are they? ........ | ... | ... | They are ($4.75) | |
How much is that? .......... | ... | ... | That is ($2.50) | How much are those? ...... | ... | ... | Those are ($4.75) | |
How much is this? .......... | ... | ... | This is ($2.50) | How much are these? ....... | ... | ... | These are ($4.75) | |
How much is the book? .. | ... | ... | It is ($2.50) | How much are the shoes?. | ... | ... | They are ($4.75) | |
How much does (it) cost? | ... | ... | It costs ($2.50) | How much do (they) cost? | ... | ... | They cost ($4.75) |
US Currency
Coins | ||||||
$0.01 | one cent | one penny | ||||
$0.02 | two cents | two pennies | ||||
$0.05 | five cents | five pennies | one nickel | |||
$0.10 | 10 cents | ten pennies | two nickels | one dime | ||
$0.25 | 25 cents | twenty-five pennies | five nickels | a quarter | ||
$0.50 | 50 cents | fifty pennies | 10 nickels | five dimes | two quarters | 1 fifty cent piece |
$0.75 | 75 cents | seventy-five pennies | 15 nickels | three quarters | ||
Bills | ||||||
$1.00 | one dollar | one hundred pennies | 20 nickels | 10 dimes | 4 quarters | 2 fifty cent pieces |
$2.00 | two dollars | |||||
$5.00 | ||||||
$10.00 | ||||||
$20.00 | ||||||
$50.00 | ||||||
$100.00 |
You get the idea.
Dollars and cents | ||||
How to say it: | Another way to say it: | Yet another way to say it: | A different way to say it: | |
$1.00 | one dollar | 1 buck | ||
$1.01 | one dollar and one cent | a dollar one | a buck one | |
$1.10 | one dollar and ten cents | one dollar ten | a buck 10 | one 10 |
$1.25 | one dollar and twenty-five cents | a dollar twenty five | a buck 25 a buck and a quarter |
one 25 |
$1.50 | one dollar and fifty cents | a dollar fifty | a buck 50 a buck and a half |
one 50 |
$2.00 | two dollars | 2 bucks | ||
$2.01 | two dollars and 1 cent | two oh 1 | ||
$2.10 | two dollars and 10 cents | two 10 | ||
$5.00 | five dollars | 5 bucks | ||
$5.01 | five dollars and 1 cent | five oh 1 | ||
$5.10 | five dollars and 10 cents | five 10 | ||
$10.00 | ten dollars | 10 bucks | ||
$10.01 | ten dollars and 1 cent | ten oh 1 | ||
$10.25 | ten dollars and 25 cents | ten 25 | ||
$20.00 | twenty dollars | twenty bucks |
Continue like so.
Useful Expressions: | |||
(It's)(not)cheap. | I don't have any money. | ||
(They're)(not) expensive. | I'm broke. (I have no money.) | ||
(It's)(not)a good price. | I'm too poor. | ||
(It's) a reasonable price. | Do you take credit cards? | ||
I'm trying to save money. | Can I put it on my (Visa) card? | ||
I don't want to spend a lot. | You over charged us! | ||
Can you give me a discount? | You gave us the wrong change. | ||
I'm not rich. | It's a bargain! | ||
I'd like a refund. | Is it on sale? | ||
I'd like to buy a (computer). | What is the sales price? | ||
I can't afford that. | Can I use this coupon? | ||
Can I have the receipt? | Can I use this gift certificate? | ||
How much is it after tax? | How much is the sales tax? | ||
Is tax included in the price? | Is this duty free? | ||
You charged me twice for this. | You forgot to bill me for this. |
Useful Expressions at a restaurant: (check = bill)