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    $ 5.32 and how do I ask about the 0.32?

    Let's imagine I'm at a cashier's desk, he/she rings me up and says: $5.32.
    I heard only $5...., so how do I ask for those $0.32?

    Sometimes I have those $0.32 as a small change that I want to get rid of, but I can't express myself

    Please give more than one answer.Thanks.

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    Re: $ 5.32 and how do I ask about the 0.32?

    Quote Originally Posted by besthost View Post
    Let's imagine I'm at a cashier's desk, he/she rings me up and says: $5.32.
    I heard only $5...., so how do I ask for those $0.32?
    ... and thirty-two cents. Five dollars and thirty-two cents.

    Sometimes I have those $0.32 as a small change that I want to get rid of, but I can't express myself
    I have 32 cents that I want to get rid of.
    What can I buy for 32 cents?

    Please give more than one answer.Thanks.
    R.


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    Re: $ 5.32 and how do I ask about the 0.32?

    We may have our wires crossed. That's not what i meant at all.

    conversation.

    Cashier
    : It's $5.32 (obviously it's five dollars and 32 CENTS!)
    Me:(who doesn't know or remember what goes after five dollars) Sorry, what's the ENDING?

    Is ENDING all right to say to a cashier? What else could be said in this situation? What's most popular in US English?

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    #4

    Re: $ 5.32 and how do I ask about the 0.32?

    I'm not an expert ;)

    I think there are many ways what you could say.

    "5 Euro and how many cents?"
    "What came after the 5 Euro?"
    "5 Euro and?" - sounds stupid, but I bet plenty of humans use it.

    However, I think the other members will have better ideas than me.

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    Re: $ 5.32 and how do I ask about the 0.32?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    I'm not an expert ;)

    I think there are many ways what you could say.

    "5 Euro and how many cents?"
    "What came after the 5 Euro?"
    "5 Euro and?" - sounds stupid, but I bet plenty of humans use it.

    However, I think the other members will have better ideas than me.

    Greets
    Yes, that's very intuitive, but I look for one word describing those cents.

    For native speakers only: Is "what's after the dot?" question acceptable?

    Thanks for Your replies.

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    Re: $ 5.32 and how do I ask about the 0.32?

    Quote Originally Posted by besthost View Post
    Yes, that's very intuitive, but I look for one word describing those cents.
    I don't think there is one, for the context you are asking about.
    You already know "change".
    For native speakers only: Is "what's after the dot?" question acceptable?
    No. The cashier is almost certain to ask "What dot?"
    The same problem would occur with "Pardon, what is the ending"
    Thanks for Your replies.
    Here is the solution I use:
    Cashier: That'll be $5.32 thanks.
    Me: Sorry, five dollars and ... ?
    <quizzical look>
    Cashier: 32 cents.

    What is the literal translation of how you say this in Polish?

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    Re: $ 5.32 and how do I ask about the 0.32?

    Quote Originally Posted by besthost View Post
    Let's imagine I'm at a cashier's desk, he/she rings me up and says: $5.32.
    I heard only $5...., so how do I ask for those $0.32?

    Sometimes I have those $0.32 as a small change that I want to get rid of, but I can't express myself

    Please give more than one answer.Thanks.
    Cashier: That'll be $5.32, please.
    Customer: Sorry? / How much? / Five dollars and what (change)?
    Cashier: $5.32, Love.

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