2. ## Re: 19,5000

Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn
That's not a legitimate number in English. What does it mean?

3. ## Re: 19,5000

That's not possible in English. There is either an extra zero on the end or the comma is in the wrong place.

If the final zero is an error, then it's "19,500" = nineteen thousand, five hundred.
If the comma should be in the middle, it's "195,000" = one hundred and ninety-five thousand.

4. ## Re: 19,5000

I suppose our friend inadvertently added an extra zero but meant 19,500 "nineteen thousand five hiundred".

5. ## Re: 19,5000

Originally Posted by probus
I suppose our friend inadvertently added an extra zero but meant 19,500 "nineteen thousand five hiundred".
It's hard to know. Here's an example of Indian currency:
 10 crores 100 million 10,00,00,000
"For example, the amount ₹3,25,84,729.25 is read as "three crore, twenty-five lakh, eighty-four thousand, seven hundred twenty-nine rupees and twenty-five paise".Indian rupee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We haven't been given the source of the "19,5000", so who knows?

6. ## Re: 19,5000

Originally Posted by Raymott
It's hard to know. Here's an example of Indian currency:
 10 crores 100 million 10,00,00,000
"For example, the amount ₹3,25,84,729.25 is read as "three crore, twenty-five lakh, eighty-four thousand, seven hundred twenty-nine rupees and twenty-five paise".Indian rupee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We haven't been given the source of the "19,5000", so who knows?
Wow! And we thought English grammar was complicated!

Still, we can certainly say that it's not correct in English. So - Odessa Dawn, where did you find "19,5000" and in what context?

7. ## Re: 19,5000

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
So - Odessa Dawn, where did you find "19,5000" and in what context?

There are two different versions, one is …

While more than 19,5000 households still cut off from power, police, Jerusalem Municipality, Electric Corporation begin to pass buck. 'It's like the 19th century,' said man who was stranded for 72 hours
Almost 20,000 cut off from power ...
... and the other is….
With more than 19,500 households still cut off from power, the political blame game has already begun.
Honestly, when I asked an Arab, he said, "Don’t count those zeros coming after comma. The most important what comes before." So, I doubted his reply and asked the most reliable people, YOU. Now I am very happy and satisfied. Thanks.

8. ## Re: 19,5000

Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn
Honestly, when I asked an Arab, he said, "Don’t count those zeros coming after comma.
If you owe that Arab 19,000 riyals, give him 19 and tell him you don't count the zeros coming after the comma.

9. ## Re: 19,5000

"It's hard to know. Here's an example of Indian currency."

Just to be precise lakhs and crores are not only measures of currency; they are merely traditional large numbers. They apply to people, cattle, insects, rupees, grains of sand, anything. Indians do not usually say that India has 1.2 billion people. They prefer to say that the population is 120 crores. And the population of Goa was 1.4 million last time I checked, but Indians would always say 14 lakhs.

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