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    Question What do native speakers speak for the following stuffs

    I don't know what the native speakers speak as for the following things:

    10, or 10 dollars, is there any other colloquial words or phrases available?
    100, or 100 dollars
    1000 or 1000 dollars, I know that 1000 dollars could be 1 grand
    10,000 I know that 10,000 dollars could be 10 grands
    100,000 or 100,000 dollars
    1,000,000 or 1,000,000 dollars

    I'm studying how the native speakers speak the numbers in their daily life instead of written english or on formal occasion.

    Like 150 to be ONE FIFTY, instead of one hundred and fifty(this is right ,but people use the former one a lot), or 1,600 will be sixteen hundred instead of one thousand six hundred(this is right too)

    I don't know if there is any other cases that they speak in a different way from what taught by the textbooks?

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    Default Re: What do native speakers speak for the following stuffs

    100- a hundred bucks
    yeah, that's all I can think of.

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    Default Re: What do native speakers speak for the following stuffs

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    I don't know what the native speakers speak as for the following things:

    10, or 10 dollars, is there any other colloquial words or phrases available?
    100, or 100 dollars
    1000 or 1000 dollars, I know that 1000 dollars could be 1 grand
    10,000 I know that 10,000 dollars could be 10 grands
    100,000 or 100,000 dollars
    1,000,000 or 1,000,000 dollars

    I'm studying how the native speakers speak the numbers in their daily life instead of written english or on formal occasion.

    Like 150 to be ONE FIFTY, instead of one hundred and fifty(this is right ,but people use the former one a lot), or 1,600 will be sixteen hundred instead of one thousand six hundred(this is right too)

    I don't know if there is any other cases that they speak in a different way from what taught by the textbooks?
    10: 10 bucks, sawbuck, 10 spot
    100: 100 bucks, c-note
    1000: thousand bucks, a grand, one g
    10,000: ten thousand bucks, 10 grand, 10 g's
    100,000: hundred thousand bucks, 100 grand, 100 g's
    1,000,000: million bucks, a mill

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    Default Re: What do native speakers speak for the following stuffs

    Do you use K for thousand in American English?

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    Default Re: What do native speakers speak for the following stuffs

    Here in my corner of the US, I only see K used to represent thousands in newspaper headlines. I don't think I've ever heard it in everyday speech, except meaning kilometers, like a 10k race.

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    Default Re: What do native speakers speak for the following stuffs

    I've heard it in BrE.

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    Default Re: What do native speakers speak for the following stuffs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Do you use K for thousand in American English?
    Yes, for money.

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    Default Re: What do native speakers speak for the following stuffs

    It refers to salary in lots of cases

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    Default Re: What do native speakers speak for the following stuffs

    Yes, but it is also used in speech for amounts of money.

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