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Hello! Does 'grand' refer to thousand in American English? If it doesn't refer to money, can I say that? Does it have plural form-grands?An American-Rick sawed off his two fingers.
He said, "l don't have insurance. Am l gonna have to pay cash for this?
$ 2,000, $3,000 or more? Does that mean we're not gonna get a car?"
So the hospital gave him a choice. Reattach the middle finger for $60.000.
Or do the ring finger for 12.000. Being a hopeless romantic. Rick chose the ring finger for the bargain price of 12 grand.
For example, 12 grand sheep.
For the most part "grand" meaning 1,000 is only used when referring to money. By the way, another common expression in AmE to express thousands of dollars is "Gs" (pronounced jeez). (It is an abbreviation of sorts for the word "grand.") So someone might say "The roof on my house was leaking and I was hoping that it was a minor problem. It finally cost me 2Gs to repair!"
"12K" is another.