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    Hi, does anybody know how to pronounse the Danish Krones, e.g. DKr 16 billion,
    and if I say $240m, is it 240m dollarS or without s.

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    Re: DKr

    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    Hi, does anybody know how to pronounse the Danish Krones, e.g. DKr 16 billion,
    and if I say $240m, is it 240m dollarS or without s.
    We treat krone as having no plural (or an invariant plural like 'sheep'). I don't know whether this is true in Danish (perhaps there's some change to the vowel which English ignores []).

    Add the s for $240m if it's a noun. Don't add the s if it's an adjective:

    The project will cost two hundred and forty million dollars.

    But:

    It is a two hundred and forty million dollar project.

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    Re: DKr

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    We treat krone as having no plural (or an invariant plural like 'sheep'). I don't know whether this is true in Danish (perhaps there's some change to the vowel which English ignores []).

    Add the s for $240m if it's a noun. Don't add the s if it's an adjective:

    The project will cost two hundred and forty million dollars.

    But:

    It is a two hundred and forty million dollar project.

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    If I say "the company made a whopping 240 million dollar operation loss on sales which is 1.6 billion danish krone"
    Is this correct?

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    Re: DKr

    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    If I say "the company made a whopping 240 million dollar operation [?, "operating"?] loss on sales which is 1.6 billion Danish krone"
    Is this correct?


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    thank you Bob

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    One last thing. I said 'add s for the noun, no s for the adjective', but that's true only for specific sums. When the sum is not specified, you add the s: 'It must have cost millions of dollars'.

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    Re: DKr

    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    If I say "the company made a whopping 240 million dollar operational loss on sales of 1.6 billion danish krone"
    Is this correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    ... "the company made a whopping 240 million dollar operational loss on sales of 1.6 billion danish krone"
    [...

    But it's a loss on sales. The actual revenue from sales was probably much more than $240m. Rather than saying 'which is...', maybe just put the Dkr figure in parentheses:

    "The company made a whopping 240 million dollar operational loss on sales (1.6 billion danish krone").



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    Hmm... I think they had sales of 1.6 billion Krone but lost 240 million dollars (I can't figure out why they are using two currencies, I have no idea what a Krone is worth in dollars)

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Hmm... I think they had sales of 1.6 billion Krone but lost 240 million dollars (I can't figure out why they are using two currencies, I have no idea what a Krone is worth in dollars)
    it doesn't matter, I just wanted to know how to read it(with s or no "s")

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