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SAYING
NUMBERS |
Thousands and millions |
We use commas to separate thousands. So say the numbers to the left of each comma and then say the value of the comma. |
Numbers |
What's said: | ||
500 |
five hundred | ||
1,500 |
one thousand five hundred | ||
350,421 |
three hundred fifty thousand, | ||
four hundred twenty-one | |||
211,050,780 |
two hundred eleven million, | ||
fifty thousand, seven hundred eighty | |||
Currency | |||
Read the currency at the end of the | NT$15,300,000 | fifteen million, three hundred | |
amount. | thousand NT dollars | ||
Decimal Point | |||
Say the decimal point as point. | 10.6 | ten point six | |
Say numbers after the decimal | |||
point separately. | 8.735 | eight point seven three five | |
Decimal Points and Zeros | |||
Say zero before the decimal | |||
point and oh after it. | 0.009 | zero point oh oh nine | |
Zero, oh, nothing and love | |||
Here are different ways we say 0: | |||
oh | after a decimal point | 4.02 four point oh two | |
in telephone numbers | 2904-0078 two nine oh four oh | ||
oh seven eight | |||
in bus numbers | Bus 307 Bus three oh seven | ||
in hotel room numbers | Room 208 Room two oh eight | ||
zero | before the decimal point | 0.75 zero point seven five | |
for the number 0 | 0 zero | ||
for temperature | -5° C five degrees below zero | ||
Celsius | |||
nothing | in sports scores | 8-0 They won eight to nothing. | |
love | in scoring tennis matches | 30-0 The score is thirty love. | |
Simple math calculation | Symbol | ||
addition | (+) 5 + 5 = 10 | five plus five (is / equals) ten | |
subtraction | (-) 8 – 4 = 4 | eight minus four equals four | |
multiplication | (x) 7 x 7 = 49 | seven times seven is forty-nine | |
division | (÷) 8÷2 = 4 | eight divided by two is four | |
Fractions | |||
1/2 | one-half; a half | ||
2/3 | two-thirds | ||
7/8 | seven-eighths |