# Writing decimal numbers in French

The way French expresses decimal numbers is slightly different to how this is expressed in English.

## Learn how to write decimal numbers in French

Look at these numbers:

19,9919.99

18 000,9918,000.99

16,4516.45

5.000,105,000.10

In French, commas are used where decimal points are in English!

If the value is a price in euros, you may write the Euro sign (€) in place of the decimal point:

5€67  €5.67

5,67€€5.67

Note that both spellings are pronounced the same, with the currency said in place of the comma.

ATTENTION:
This does not apply to other currencies, with which the currency sign is written after the price:

(To pronounce prices, the currency is placed where the comma is.)

66,50 ££ 66.50

20 000 \$\$ 20,000

56,25 \$\$ 56.25

Spaces are used to separate thousands instead of commas (sometimes but rarely you may see periods/full stops used) :

99 99999,999
99.99999,999
6 789,156,789.15
6.789,156,789.15

Pronunciation:

When it comes to decimal numbers, you pronounce the comma (virgule), except in case of currency, when you insert the currency (here, euros) in-between the integer and the decimal.

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## Examples and resources

5,67€€5.67
45,50€€45.50
5.000,105,000.10
16,4516.45
99.99999,999
18 000,9918,000.99
99 99999,999
56,25 \$\$ 56.25
66,50 ££ 66.50
20 000 \$\$ 20,000
6 789,156,789.15
6.789,156,789.15
19,9919.99
45€50€ 45.50
5€67  €5.67
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