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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > How do you say numbers?    

How do you say numbers?



sirhaj
Malaysia

How do you say numbers?
 
I ´m sorry for my lack of knowledge but I really need to know:

for example, 230 000

how do we say it?

two hundred thousands and thirty thousand?
two point three hundred thousands?


what if it ´s more complicated? like

357 8965?

If there ´s any website that explains this well, can you please state the link?


please help me, I always have this problem and I ´m embarrassed with it. Thanks in advance!


Regards,
Sirhajwan

16 Feb 2012      



mariec
Spain

 two hundred and thirty thousand  = 230,000
 three million, five hundred and seventy eight thousand, nine hundred and siXty five = 3,578,965
 
THE  SOLUTION LIES IN PUTTING THE COMMA IN THE RIGHT PLACE

16 Feb 2012     



frenchfrog
France

I have recently made an interactive book about numbers for my students. You can have a look at it here (you can enlarge the book by clicking on ´Afficher en plein écran ´).
 

16 Feb 2012     



baiba
Latvia

This is awesomely incredibly fantastic what you have created, frenchfrog! Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

16 Feb 2012     



coyote.chus
Spain

We don ´t put commas any more in numbers, at least in Spain. The reason is that sometimes numbers were confused in the case of decimals. 23,555 could be confused with 23.555
230000 two hundred and thirty thousand
3578965 three million five hundred and seventy-eight thousand, nine hundred and sixty five

16 Feb 2012     



Mietz
Germany

Check this link:
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/numbers/generator

You type in the number and it tells you how to say it. :-)

16 Feb 2012     



Kate (kkcat)
Russian Federation

FrenchFrog - what a great book!  :))))

16 Feb 2012     



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

Dear Sirhajwan,
 
Please, send me your e-mail address and I ´ll send you a Worksheet which will help you with numbers.
 
Les

16 Feb 2012     



yanogator
United States

As a Math instructor, I ´ll point out that it is not correct to use the word "and" in a whole number, since "and" is used to separate the whole number from a fraction or decimal.
 
230,000 - two hundred thirty thousand
 
.243 - two hundred forty-three thousandths You can ´t say "two hundred and forty-three thousandths" here because of the following:
 
200.043 - two hundred and forty-three thousandths
 
Sorry for being Mr. Picky,
Bruce (Actually, I love being Mr. Picky)  Wink

16 Feb 2012