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knand33



Joined: 13 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:02 pm    Post subject: HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply with quote

i have french finals in 2 days and i need to know how to express money in euros can anyone help me Question
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Priya



Joined: 11 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey I'd like to help...but if you could only be a little more clear as to what is the problem??!!
hmm...from what I "think"...you want to know how the euro works right and how would you use it to buy smthing?

Ok then 1 Euro = 100 centimes

there are these different types of coins and notes as the following:-

coins
1 Euro
2 Euro
50 centimes
20 centimes
10 centimes
5 centimes
2 centimes
1 centime

notes
5 Euro
10 Euro
20 "
50 "
100 "
500"

* not too sure if there's a 200 note too??*

Well hope this helps Confused
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knand33



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to know how to write the amounts in words im not sure when to make the word euro plural
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Athmane



Joined: 16 Jan 2006
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Location: Manchester, UK

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, making the word plural is not a clear-cut case. The notes issued by the European Central Bank have the euro sign written in singular form (euro) to avoid taking into consideration the grammatical and orthographic considerations of every single language within the EU.
However, in French, "euro" should posess an "S" when its plural. As, such, we write: "un euro" (1 euro) et "deux euros" (2 euros). This term is considered a common noun (un nom commun), so it should respect the ortographic and grammatical rules of a common French noun, just as was the case with the "franc" monetary units when in use.

I would say:

- le nom euro commence toujours pas une minuscule: Ce livre coûte trois euros.
(The noun euro never takes a capital letter).
- le nom euro prend un S au pluriel: Un billet de cinquante euros.
(the noun euro takes an "s" in the plural).

The same two rules apply for the monetary divisions of euro (called "centime"). So "centime" never takes a capital letter, and takes an "S" in the plural/
Example: Une pièce de 20 centimes.

Athmane.
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CrystalKick



Joined: 25 Feb 2005
Posts: 67
Location: Paris, France

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

let's give you some useful sentences...

I have 3 euros = j'ai 3 euros
This book costs/is worth 2.5€ = Ce livre coûte trois euros cinquante ( Or : "trois euros et cinquante centimes " both are correct, but if it is a written test, you'd better use the second one)

If you want to write the amounts...lol just learn the numbers^^

This TV costs 199.99€ = Cette télé coûte cent quatre-vingt dix-neuf euros et quatre-vingt dix-neuf centimes. (Pay attention to the dashers Exclamation )

And if you don't know what to do to learn how to write the numbers correctly, try this out : http://www.leconjugueur.com/frlesnombresecrits.php

Was it helpful ?


EDIT : I was checking the website of whiwh I gave you the address, and I suggest you (and the others Wink ) download the program " Le Conjugueur " which might come in handy for you. (To download = "Télécharger")
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