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

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

Originally Posted by besthost
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?

R.

3. 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?

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.

Greets

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

Originally Posted by Nightmare85
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?

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

Originally Posted by besthost
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.
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"
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?

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

Originally Posted by besthost
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

Customer: Sorry? / How much? / Five dollars and what (change)?
Cashier: \$5.32, Love.

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