Use of centime

AlvinA2Kwiziq community member

Use of centime

When speaking can you say "un euro virgule cinquante centimes" or is it always "un euro et cinquante centimes"?

Perhaps the lesson on "Writing decimal numbers in French" could be updated to cover this topic as well.

Asked 3 months ago
TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Alvin,

In informal speech the usual way of saying 1,50 € is: un euro cinquante in efect the word euro is acting as the virgule. It is not necessary to add the centimes.

Hope this helps,

Tom

Use of centime

When speaking can you say "un euro virgule cinquante centimes" or is it always "un euro et cinquante centimes"?

Perhaps the lesson on "Writing decimal numbers in French" could be updated to cover this topic as well.

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