Confused about how to say larger numbers in English? In this video lesson, Rebecca shows you how, step-by-step, taking you from one to over a billion! You won’t avoid using numbers anymore, once you see how simple it can be.

Hi,teacher glad to attend your first class, well, would you please like to tell me what’s the difference b/w these two sentences,I mean which one is correct:
1)”If You are having trouble”
Or
2)”If you having trouble”
Also make me conscious about my mistakes, If i have made…:)
Waiting for your reply
Thankyou..

Work

(1) is correct. You could also say “If you have trouble”, which is more like “If you have trouble in the future”.

engVid Moderator

No, Iam from Peru

dio2012

No, i’m from Brazil.

gatodesueter

nice

kotoz

Very good, thank you Teacher

tamytabosa

nice lessooon …thnxx

bisho

what does this mean if you now english £543.54o36 reaplay my note to you

avin

five hunderd and forty three thousand, no comment its o or 0?

aliajmee

thanks
that’s great!!!!!!

wafer24

great leoson for english and it good for having a quiz

avin

It’s easy to understand.Thanks

boysa2610

Hello, Rebecca!

Is the “and” so necessary? In some informal conversations I heard numbers without “and”.

temper

It’s probably better to include the “and” since it makes the number easier to understand.

Best wishes to you, temper.

Rebecca

good question temper

engstudent

Forgive me if I am incorrect, but I think it is actually better to say these numbers WITHOUT the “and”.
“Four Hundred Seventy Four Thousand, Two Hundred Sixty Five”
There are a couple reasons for this, but the most common reason has to do with money. When you say “and”, it can signify that there is a “decimal point”. “Two hundred and sixty five” can be interpreted as $200.65, unless the context makes it obvious that this is not the case. Also, when writing in a checkbook, you generally Do Not include “and”. $543.21 is written in a checkbook as “Five Hundred Forty Three 21/100” dollars

In commonplace English, you might hear “and” used by some, but it is more proper not to use “and” unless implying a decimal number

Richard

I just read that there is a difference between how British and Americans read numbers. In the UK, the rule is to use “and”. In America, “and” is usually omitted. Go figure.

Richard

A lot of people in many English-speaking countries do use the ‘and’, despite the ambiguities you have pointed out, Richard. Many people also do include the ‘and’ when writing cheques.

engVid

that’s amazing

thanks a lot

sami

great..nice.7 out of 8.Thanks Rebecca

analynnavarette

How can I say 4,5; 45,57

Vadim

I’m not sure which numbers you are asking me about.

Let me try and help anyway.

4.5 = four point five

45 = forty-five

4,557 = four thousand, five hundred and fifty-seven

Hope this helps! All the best to you, Vadim.

Rebecca

thank you Ms.Rebecca

nazei

thanks alot

Shahen

Thanks alot Rebecca
its really helpful for me.

Vishal

Can I say without “and”?

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ilmeg

very very good

suryaghosh

Thank you Rebecca , we wait more and more .

Melkhamesy

Rebecca, tks. I learnt a lot in this lesson.

carla123

THANK YOU!

nune

thank u sweet teacher . really that had helped me more . i hope the best for u :)
take care :)

yemen's girl

Thank you kindly. My best wishes to you.

Rebecca

Hi,Rebecca; what a interesting lesson.Thank you so much.
We say: 5 million, 3 billion etc, always we have to use the word million in singular,I mean:we can’t say: 5 millions (plural).Am I right.Thanks.

florentino

Yes, we need to use the singular form in numbers and sentences like this:

“I won five million dollars in the lottery!”

In this case, five million is being used as an adjective for the word dollars.

However, we could also say:

“He has millions of dollars.”

Hope this helps. Best wishes to you, florentino.

Rebecca

Rebecca,Thanks a lot.
Best wishes for you too.
florentino.

florentino

hi, Rebecca.
This lesson is really useful.
I have difficulty for writing numbers / expressing numbers in written.
Can you make a video about this lesson in how to written numbers in English? ;)

Mang Kai Chow

I agree with you, especially the hyphen, I want to know in witch numbers we have to put a hyphen
thankx again.

raheem

thank you Rebecca
it’s seems that every things is OK except for the comma, in my country we use it as point, never mind.

raheem

Thank you for this lesson. That make me more clearly understood about how to read the number.

anonwat

Thank you.
This lesson is very helpful.

tamer2011

thank you Rebecca! It has helped me to recall the rule about spelling numbers.

Artem

so useful, Thank you so much

minh1983

Thanks for the lesson, but how can I say about not whole number, for example 10,3 ? I what about numbers below 1… 0,45 for example? ))

spartak

Do you mean 10.3?

This is ten point three.

Hope this helps!

Rebecca

great one!thanks.

zaki

i want to see vedios about english tenses…

jitendra sharma

We have several such videos on engvid and I have a lesson which gives an overview of all the English tenses as well.

Thanks Teacher Rebecca! for these lesson now I know how to read numbers.

hector ararao

thanq v much

rajendrabg71

My score: 100.00
Thanks Rebecca.XXX

duongngoc

great !

alchimiste67

was great

eric

So nice to me, i want to learn english..

edusaga

thanksssssssssssss

priyanka

Excellent job! Another great step would be to explain how to compare numerals (verbally, not mathematically)… For instance, how to say correctly 1) 2 9… or more sophisticated 3) 21 > 16 by 5 (“by” is OK??); 4) 6 [no preposition??] 1.5 times < 9…
Where is appropriate to use words like “double”, “triple”, “quadruple”, etc.??
Thanks in advance! Andriy AKA Jay Jr. aklsn [at] 3g [dot] ua

Jay Jr.

oops… uploaded mistakenly! should have been “for instance, how to say correctly 1)29″…

Jay Jr.

thank,s really it’s more beter for me to understand numbers.

abid suleman uae

You are the best teacher in english

Nontanat

Thank you very much and i want more to improve my english.

mahmood

Rebecca, you are great! I feel you’ve helped me a lot.Thanks

Ximena

Hi Rebecca, may I ask you another question here?
I wonder how do we use the word “agent” and “candidate” in a sentence.
Sometimes I read some articles, the author use them like “agent of something” or “make something a candidate as/for ~”
I don’t really understand what they really mean. If you can make another lesson for this that would be great.
Anyway thanks again.

Shine

tanx alot

mahnaz

Hi..i wish to friendship with u.. is this correct?

Rahmet hunzai

tnx a lot, nice lesson

avie

Thank you !

omkabj

thanks

ali

thanx alot

ahmed

Great job Rebecca!! Much easier to say numbers now.

Aloisio

thank you

alkathiri11

its my first time hearing this.. and i love it.. im eager to learn.. and learning is fun.. hopping i can listen to this everyday.. thanks for teaching us the right way..

ryl mades

Arabic word Shokran = Tank you
Many many shokran teacher for this high-quality lesson

Arabian Man

Dear teacher I got 7correct out of 8 question. thanks for explanation.

Mojtabasahak

thank you it was easy and clear lesson

ahmedkhafagy

great in my quiz

malla7

i’m learning new stuff today

rocketeer

i learn alo thinkssssssssssssssssss

1234567wwe

Thank´s for the lesson

leouribelopez

thenks Rebecca :)

karenpalacio

well done !! tanks

freemelia77

Hello How are you my name is Ahmad from Kuwait

hmoody

Que puedo hacer por ti? Cuando vienes a paraguay?

Jorge Edgar Frutos

Muchas gracias Rebeca, Eres genial

Jorge Edgar Frutos

It’s great!

Nancy

I got perfect score. Thanks a lot Teacher Rebecca! :)

princesapple24

Thank you teacher. ^_^

salvedge

thank you !!

syrkin

Thank you!!!

Dina Nardes

Hi,Rebecca Thank you so much..

Saeed

great question
i can speak the number correctly in my class
thanks

crizndutz

very good
I am enjoying.Thank you teacher

Arun

very good.i want to learn more

Arun

Thank you Very Much.I want learn more

arunejohn

thx mam this lesson good for me.

MANU

75.00 You got 6 correct out of 8

great lesson l like it

aysha

Thank you, teacher. That is a great lesson.
But how about say addresses and phone numbers. Is it the same way?

adrian

thank u

jamal

Thank you

seregaua

Thanks for this lesson, It will be very useful …

mikeyes2011

nice lesson

thanks ..

fatoom

nice lesson

thanks ..
But I want from you studied the words in the business

saeed211

I have to practice more…it´s a little diferent than my native language…

piancci

شكرا جزيلا

malaktta

Thanks one more time.

jmcpeso

Thanks for the lessom
Mrs.Rebecca

u_u

wow i got 8 out of 8 …thanks rebecca love you:*

Shabi

thanks a lot !

ad

thanks my sister Rebbeca

amal76

Thank you

delightlita

Hi,

This is my first lesson in you class, and it was very nice.

Please tell me, with all due respect. What should I call you? Miss, Madam, Teacher or just Rebbeca?

Thanks and best regards,
M. Hani

muhammadhani

You could just call me Rebecca. Thanks for asking and glad to hear you enjoyed the class. All the best to you, Muhammad.

Rebecca

tem uma questao que tem duas resposta corretas.

isaias

great lesson thank you teacher

maira

Thank you Rebecca. There are some differences between american pronunciation and british when we pronounce numbers. They don’t use and, I guess. Am I right?

catamari

hello rebecca
i think you made a mistake when you said 5 billion, it is not correct. i think that it is 5 thousand millions. tell me if i am right. Thanks anyway, good lesson.

aveant24

No, there is no “thousand million”. The word for that is ‘billion’.

I like this web class but I still need practice everything. Thank you!!

anita141

Thanks to all for your feedback. All the best with your English.

Rebecca

it’s a Great lesseon Miss Rebecca

englishforsuresh2

Thanks Rebecca. I often confuse. But i see when say number have a lot of word ‘and’ :)

hayuki86

hi dear
I am also here to help you.
You are so sweet. wanna friends.

sandeepkodan

thanks rebecca. i am your student

wasif77

Thanks Robbeca; i’m understand; now …..

darsies

many thanks! … :X awesome !!!

selina1st

Thanks Rebecca, i have a question, it’s
Can I use below like that?

Example:
1,00,565/-
One lac five hundred and sixty five taka

“Taka” is our national currency
Please let me know.

rafiq123

Interesting lesson, first time I had saw that. thanks

JOSE VALERIO

dear sister*** everthing so much rebbeca sister i following english lessons thanks my sister so i am vere happy

sahu

many thanks , but what about the number in saying time ??? do we say (and) as well???

saprena

ilove you and your tech! it was nice>

lovly boy

I am enjoying.Thank you my teacher
very well

behnia

Thanks a lot my dear Rebecca Madam, I learned numbers and your teaching is very nice, your voice is very clear and we can understand easily, thanks once again for your good teaching

Narasimulu

thank you Miss, it’s really help me to understand how to count of numbers :)

ndes

Rebeca, you are a excellent teacher.

MAY

HJ THERE!.thank robecca!i’m from viet nam.can i ask you some question???

lona1510

nice i like ur teach

thanseem

HiRebeecca!

I want to enjoy your online classes.

Yahya Hazin

i am from INDIA.

Burgute

i am so happy that i can more clear the different with million and billion. Also, the lesson make me more cofident on saying numbers. Thank you very much.

James Yueng

Dear Rebecca,
I really believe that every lesson is considered to be additional value to my life,you learn me not only english language but also how to represent…
Thank you for usual kind effort.
Medhat Nagy
Cairo-Egypt

Medhat Nagy

wonderful teacher, the best teacher in the world Rebecca

hudhayfah27

this is a new topic for me, and is easy understand because your explanation is very clear, thanks rebeca

rokefeller65

hi thanks rebecca. I have learning english little bit.

babu rock

I thank your attention to the student Ahmed from Saudi Arabia

hmoody

thanks a lot

m552200

Wow…………that’s great. Now, I know how to read the long sequence of numbers.

Monomoon

hi madam,
this lesson is new to me.because when we telling for eg;599880=five million ninetynine thousand eight hundred and eighty .but we are telling five lakh ninetynine thousand eight eighty.and for this 200,00,000=two crore..please tell me weather this is correct or not.

thanks,

roses

Thank you!

NguyenMy

i am very happy fot this lesson.

vincenzo manzi

i think it is the best way how to learn numbers in english.
thank you.

eliseu

can you help me with the number of year 1990s?

krystal

Thank you so much

alanoud16

Thank you,that was really helpful,I’ve had a terrible times with numbers, but now im getting perfectly great.

jerry02

Thanks, it was very helpful; if I resume we have to add “and” after “hundred”. And how about the years? 1956 (nineteen fifty six – no problems). But how about 2000th years? For example 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011. Is that twenty eleven / two thousand eleven / two thousand and eleven? Thank you for your response.

tatyandra

thank you my teacher

hassan

thank you very much my teacher

jihade

thank you very much it’s cool

cayepes

Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for your lesson.
If I would like to say $2,727,405.30 (Two million, seven hundred and twenty-seven thousand, four hundred and five dollars and thirty cent.).Is it correct?

yen

omg! This is what I wanted to know all the time
Thanks a lot.

k

Very good, thank you Teache

nicolasmora

y don´t understand, you say billion then hundred million, but you forget thousand? 5 365 474 265 is 5 thousand 3 handred and 65 million.

Fernando

so much fascinating lesson i got 100 and i cant stop watching all your vid. it help me lots, my hunger to learn everything. thanks teacher rebecca you are so helpful.

nicole

Thanks a lot for your numbers description and teaching. I need your kind help to learn English Language any activities more to my email, please.

Thanks and regards

SM Jaleel

Dear Ms.Rebecca

Thanks a lot for your teaching method which can be understand easily to any one. I need your more lessons on any.

Thanks and good wishes.
S.M.Jaleel

SM Jaleel

that great! I got 8 correct out of 8.’

T

excellent video miss Rebeca! I did your test lesson and I did 100%

darkpulga

it was useful lesson ,thx alot.

Rose

do we say 5thousand 5 million 5 hundred or 5 thousandS 5 millionS 5 hundredS?

safa1

how can I say 6.6?

Noelle

6.6 = six point six, i hope this helps

caroline88

a bit complicated

caroline88

i’ve got it yet:)

caroline88

I want to study English.
Can you help me?

viensouk

cool man

chhay

Hello Rebecca,

How do I write about 11986551.9 in terms of letter?

Yin Mon Thant

thank you my teacher

aldichayo

thank you my teacher

jordan1

Thank you very much. I really enjoy learning English with you, teacher Rebecca.

Duenphen

hello Rebecca ! I find your lesson really useful. could you tell me how to say the years ?, for example 2009, 2012. sometimes I hear some teacher say ” two thousand nine, two thousand twelve, is it true? thank you so much!

Doan

Thank you so much!!You are great teacher with numbers!!Great!!I thinks now I will be better with my numbers!!

Tamara

Properly speaking, all the numbers are correctly stated without the conjunction “and” at any point.

Joseph

thank you rebecca, you are really great teacher, I really love to watch your video. You always explain very nicely. Thank you!!

prashant1974

Hi ,what you say to year as 2012?

Eman

thanx for correcting my concepts for millions….. :)

Imran

great!!! it’s much more clear for me now…..

samisimo

Dear Rebecca!
Thank you so much!

Could you tell please if the dash is necessary when I write something like “forty-six”, or forty six is also correct? Another question, which syllable is under stress in the word “fourteen”? First one: “fOurteen” or the second one: “fourtEEn”? I heard British people spoke “fOurteen” (first syllable is under stress).
Though when I google [define fourteen], it pronounces “fourtEEn” (the second syllable). Google speaks American English. How about the English in Canada, particularly, in Toronto!

yankhonskiy

PS
You mentioned Yonge Street. One day I’ll come there!

yankhonskiy

thanks a lot

Reza

Wonderful.Finally, I feel so clear. thanks Rebecca..

Ashima

Thank you very much. i wish you all the best.

Ali

Thanks for your lesson, it is very useful.
I have a question, how about 100,000,000? is it just called one hundred million? 100,000 is it called one hundred thousand? thanks.

Nahee

Thank you very much for the lesson, now all I became clearer. See you in another lesson. Take care!!! (^-^)m

jemica

Thank you very much teacher! I’ve never received a lesson like this before ! and now I got it ! God bless you <3

jimmysaenz90

Thank you:)

Ágnes Hajnal

thank u :) you’ re great teacher :)

thenile1988

Thanks dear Rebecca. you are so kind and nice teacher, I hope learn English like native speaker. All the best

Samira

As others have pointed out, the “and” is incorrect. It should only be used to signify a decimal point.

david

Americans says prices in a different way like U$. 1,899 (eightteen hundred and ninty-nine dollars). Could you explain that? tks

anameri

Hi Rebecca,
All your lessons are helpful, thanks a lot.
Could you make an other lesson like that but we take a pen and a paper and we write all the information you tell us (dates, numbers,…), with the correction at the end on the board ;-) ?
Thank you for considering my idea :)

Aurélie

I have learned a fresh knowledge at 5th qustion..
thirty-six million; NOT thirty-six millionSSSS ……….
Thank you Rebecca !

mountararat

Now I know how to say or write big number in English correctly . I am so happy. It exactly an easy way to express number. Thanks a lot.

stupor67

Hi! I think there is something wrong in this lesson. Last part are not 5 billions. That are 5 thousand 3 hundred and 65 millions. 5 billions would be 5,000000,000000

inesta

Ah! “Billion” can either mean “a thousand million” or “a million million”. In North America and the UK, at least, “a thousand million” is the accepted meaning, but usage varies around the world. Here is a very detailed Wikipedia article on it.

In general, 1 billion = a thousand million, 1 trillion = a thousand billion, etc.

engVid Moderator

Ahhh ok! Thank you! Im sorry.. In Spain 1 billion is only 1 million of millions..

inesta

Hi Rebecca, thanks a lot for this lesson, but I have one question about the different ways to express or say the numbers.
Time ago, I heard somebody that said “twenty-six hundred years” and the translation that this person did was “2600”… It is correct?… What are the common different ways to say the numbers?

Sorry if my english is not correct, but I’m learning in this moment
Once again, trank you very much

dieginho03

Sorry, it’s “thank you very much”.. my keyboard betrayed me
I appreciate your answer

dieginho03

nice nice nice ^^ 100%

tayofa19

Thank you so much!

luciliu

100 :)
thanks for the lesson rebeca
it’s make me beter to say number

ade175

it’s very easy … Thank you :)

lOlla Aziz

In India we say (536,54,74,265) five thirty six crore,fifty four lakhs, seventy four thousand, two hundred and sixty five.

bhadri

When you explain all it easy.!!!

helym33

i lost the number five,because thousand is with out “S”

Jony Alexander Valeriano

I’ll try to improve.

Jony Alexander Valeriano

Hello, Rebecca!

Thank you very much for a very practical lesson.

I’m curious about such numbers as 2013 or 5001.
Should I add ‘and’ after thousand or not? Are there correct: ‘two thousand and thirteen’, ‘five thousand and one’?

kender

Hello Rebbecca, My name is Webster from Guatemala, I have the same doubt.

Webster

very interesting numbers,i like it.
Thank you Rebecca! ^”^

Ted Lee

very useful lesson!thanks!

thiruselvi

Thank you very much. could you tell me how to read the date ending in double zero? 1800 for example.I don’t know.thank you

mimi

Yes, finally!

exotic333

Hi Rebecca
another great lesson – thanks a lot
take care

cep62

very easy!! thank you!

shinna715

very good and easy to understand.. tks

Tani

Thanks 4 this lesson! I’m always confused about the ‘and’ position.

Ivan David

Thank you i understand how to say numbers.

Ali--1290@outlook.com

Thank You Very much.
I have one question.
Barack Obama is the 44th President of USA.Then what is the question of this answer?????

arunejohn

My appreciation is beyond expression.

Iamhere.

Thank you for a lesson, Rebecca.

Vuk ff

Thanks!

zentau

100You got 8 correct out of 8.
:D

kkkhoinguyen1505

Basic but important common sense. We often have no idea about how to say those bigger and bigger numbers. Many thanks to u!

twnicky

Thanks .. nice job ..

marcelonalvares

8 out of 8!This is a miracle!

AdamAlfero

Hello Rebecca,
I am wondering about billion and trillion. How are they different?

Banha Khann

Dear Rebecca,
No simple, to include “and”. I need a few practice. Thanks.
Best regards.

Peter

thanks

Mostafa Elkassas

my quiz
100
You got 8 correct out of 8.
:D

chakim hamzah

Very very nice lesson Rebeca. I usually say the numbers incorrectly. You help me a lot. Take care.

Carvalho42

Great Class!

Ivan Galindo

7/8

ann ann

Thank you Teacher Rebecca, I’m learning.

prince gerald

Very useful
Thank you very much!

Vivimi

Thank you teacher Rebecca!

Rwabi

Thanks you so much. You are the best.

Marta Lopez

Hello! Thank you so much!!! Now it’s clear to me))

Soneta

tyxxx i rlly loved your attitude

ahmed abosamra

Many thanks Rebecca.

gavenlv

I get 7 out of 8.

Mameri

I GOT 8 correct answer :)

anas fedail

Thank you kindly!
However, in question 7, should it be a comma between ninty-three thousand and six hundred?

Wei Rung

10!!!! I love the lesson!!! Thanks Rebecca!!!

Aline Matos

Thank you Rebecca

kheireddine007

Rebecca i love you ” you are really awesome :D

ahmed rayan

thanks

sodojsa

I got 8/8!! Great lesson!!!

robi75

thanks!

shihai182

great. very clear lesson, now I’m not confused again

alimas14

You got 7 correct out of 8.

thanks

M kartal

7/8 very good!

wsantos23

I have got it now, it’s much better Thanks to you . Thanks again!

Coline

Thank you so much teacher , I’m very happy and make me have new knowledge

THEYUI

8/8 correct. Thanks a lot Rebecca :)

@Joanna@

Thank you,Rebecca!

BenPeng

Hi everyone

Sachin9822

Very useful
Thanks for everything

Mohammed Arshad

Dear Rebeca,
I like the way you teach English.
My question is “Is there a comma in the right answer after the phrase “Ninety-three thousand”?

How do you say the following? $93, 678

Ninety-three thousand six hundred and seventy-eight dollars
Ninety-three thousand, six hundred and seventy-six dollars
Ninety-three thousand, six seventy-eight dollars

fahadbinsalman

I got 100???

Kunu

It is not easy, but I took time for reply, and my score is 100.

Thank you for your explications

JeanAiplein

Yes I got how to say in English the mathematical numbers after complete this lesson.Thank you rebbrca

Mobarak123

How about numbers with 0 as its hundred digit, or its hundred thousand digit (e.g., 1,023,045)? How do we say numbers like this?

Kimmie14799

I just know it need “and” between hundred digit and ten digit. Thanks Rebecca.

Ho Chun Huang

This is why humanities students also need to take at least a few classes in science and mathematics.

DO NOT SAY “AND.” “And” is only for informal use.

Gitel Sarah

I watched this video twice on March 13, 2022, and took the quiz after watching it once. I got eight correct out of 8.

ergn

It’s about integer (whole?) numbers. What about fractional numbers:e.g. 234,5?
Two hundred and thirty-four COMMA five?

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great!!! it’s much more clear for me now…..

are you from iraq

yes,i’m

No I am from Egypt

no i’m from india

Hi,teacher glad to attend your first class, well, would you please like to tell me what’s the difference b/w these two sentences,I mean which one is correct:

1)”If You are having trouble”

Or

2)”If you having trouble”

Also make me conscious about my mistakes, If i have made…:)

Waiting for your reply

Thankyou..

(1) is correct. You could also say “If you

havetrouble”, which is more like “If you have trouble in the future”.No, Iam from Peru

No, i’m from Brazil.

nice

Very good, thank you Teacher

nice lessooon …thnxx

what does this mean if you now english £543.54o36 reaplay my note to you

five hunderd and forty three thousand, no comment its o or 0?

thanks

that’s great!!!!!!

great leoson for english and it good for having a quiz

It’s easy to understand.Thanks

Hello, Rebecca!

Is the “and” so necessary? In some informal conversations I heard numbers without “and”.

It’s probably better to include the “and” since it makes the number easier to understand.

Best wishes to you, temper.

good question temper

Forgive me if I am incorrect, but I think it is actually better to say these numbers WITHOUT the “and”.

“Four Hundred Seventy Four Thousand, Two Hundred Sixty Five”

There are a couple reasons for this, but the most common reason has to do with money. When you say “and”, it can signify that there is a “decimal point”. “Two hundred and sixty five” can be interpreted as $200.65, unless the context makes it obvious that this is not the case. Also, when writing in a checkbook, you generally Do Not include “and”. $543.21 is written in a checkbook as “Five Hundred Forty Three 21/100” dollars

In commonplace English, you might hear “and” used by some, but it is more proper not to use “and” unless implying a decimal number

I just read that there is a difference between how British and Americans read numbers. In the UK, the rule is to use “and”. In America, “and” is usually omitted. Go figure.

A lot of people in many English-speaking countries do use the ‘and’, despite the ambiguities you have pointed out, Richard. Many people also do include the ‘and’ when writing cheques.

that’s amazing

thanks a lot

great..nice.7 out of 8.Thanks Rebecca

How can I say 4,5; 45,57

I’m not sure which numbers you are asking me about.

Let me try and help anyway.

4.5 = four point five

45 = forty-five

4,557 = four thousand, five hundred and fifty-seven

Hope this helps! All the best to you, Vadim.

thank you Ms.Rebecca

thanks alot

Thanks alot Rebecca

its really helpful for me.

Can I say without “and”?

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Thank you kindly. My best wishes to you.

Hi,Rebecca; what a interesting lesson.Thank you so much.

We say: 5 million, 3 billion etc, always we have to use the word million in singular,I mean:we can’t say: 5 millions (plural).Am I right.Thanks.

Yes, we need to use the singular form in numbers and sentences like this:

“I won five million dollars in the lottery!”

In this case, five million is being used as an adjective for the word dollars.

However, we could also say:

“He has millions of dollars.”

Hope this helps. Best wishes to you, florentino.

Rebecca,Thanks a lot.

Best wishes for you too.

florentino.

hi, Rebecca.

This lesson is really useful.

I have difficulty for writing numbers / expressing numbers in written.

Can you make a video about this lesson in how to written numbers in English? ;)

I agree with you, especially the hyphen, I want to know in witch numbers we have to put a hyphen

thankx again.

thank you Rebecca

it’s seems that every things is OK except for the comma, in my country we use it as point, never mind.

Thank you for this lesson. That make me more clearly understood about how to read the number.

Thank you.

This lesson is very helpful.

thank you Rebecca! It has helped me to recall the rule about spelling numbers.

so useful, Thank you so much

Thanks for the lesson, but how can I say about not whole number, for example 10,3 ? I what about numbers below 1… 0,45 for example? ))

Do you mean 10.3?

This is ten point three.

Hope this helps!

great one!thanks.

i want to see vedios about english tenses…

We have several such videos on engvid and I have a lesson which gives an overview of all the English tenses as well.

You can use the English Lesson Finder on this page with all of the engVid lessons. Select “grammar” and “Rebecca” to find the lessons you are looking for.

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a nice lesson.

Thank you, now I know more things than before…

Great! thanks a lot..

thx but what about lacs?

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Thanks Teacher Rebecca! for these lesson now I know how to read numbers.

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Excellent job! Another great step would be to explain how to compare numerals (verbally, not mathematically)… For instance, how to say correctly 1) 2 9… or more sophisticated 3) 21 > 16 by 5 (“by” is OK??); 4) 6 [no preposition??] 1.5 times < 9…

Where is appropriate to use words like “double”, “triple”, “quadruple”, etc.??

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oops… uploaded mistakenly! should have been “for instance, how to say correctly 1)29″…

thank,s really it’s more beter for me to understand numbers.

You are the best teacher in english

Thank you very much and i want more to improve my english.

Rebecca, you are great! I feel you’ve helped me a lot.Thanks

Hi Rebecca, may I ask you another question here?

I wonder how do we use the word “agent” and “candidate” in a sentence.

Sometimes I read some articles, the author use them like “agent of something” or “make something a candidate as/for ~”

I don’t really understand what they really mean. If you can make another lesson for this that would be great.

Anyway thanks again.

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Great job Rebecca!! Much easier to say numbers now.

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its my first time hearing this.. and i love it.. im eager to learn.. and learning is fun.. hopping i can listen to this everyday.. thanks for teaching us the right way..

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Many many shokran teacher for this high-quality lesson

Dear teacher I got 7correct out of 8 question. thanks for explanation.

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I got perfect score. Thanks a lot Teacher Rebecca! :)

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great question

i can speak the number correctly in my class

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75.00 You got 6 correct out of 8

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Thank you, teacher. That is a great lesson.

But how about say addresses and phone numbers. Is it the same way?

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But I want from you studied the words in the business

I have to practice more…it´s a little diferent than my native language…

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Mrs.Rebecca

wow i got 8 out of 8 …thanks rebecca love you:*

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Thank you

Hi,

This is my first lesson in you class, and it was very nice.

Please tell me, with all due respect. What should I call you? Miss, Madam, Teacher or just Rebbeca?

Thanks and best regards,

M. Hani

You could just call me Rebecca. Thanks for asking and glad to hear you enjoyed the class. All the best to you, Muhammad.

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great lesson thank you teacher

Thank you Rebecca. There are some differences between american pronunciation and british when we pronounce numbers. They don’t use and, I guess. Am I right?

hello rebecca

i think you made a mistake when you said 5 billion, it is not correct. i think that it is 5 thousand millions. tell me if i am right. Thanks anyway, good lesson.

No, there is no “thousand million”. The word for that is ‘billion’.

I had the same doubt. I think is because your native language is Spanish like mine. I hope this article can help you. https://www.fundeu.es/recomendacion/elbillion-inglesno-equivaleal-billon-espanol-858/

It’s good lesson,

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Thanks you sir.

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I like this web class but I still need practice everything. Thank you!!

Thanks to all for your feedback. All the best with your English.

it’s a Great lesseon Miss Rebecca

Thanks Rebecca. I often confuse. But i see when say number have a lot of word ‘and’ :)

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I am also here to help you.

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Thanks Robbeca; i’m understand; now …..

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Thanks Rebecca, i have a question, it’s

Can I use below like that?

Example:

1,00,565/-

One lac five hundred and sixty five taka

“Taka” is our national currency

Please let me know.

Interesting lesson, first time I had saw that. thanks

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many thanks , but what about the number in saying time ??? do we say (and) as well???

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I am enjoying.Thank you my teacher

very well

Thanks a lot my dear Rebecca Madam, I learned numbers and your teaching is very nice, your voice is very clear and we can understand easily, thanks once again for your good teaching

thank you Miss, it’s really help me to understand how to count of numbers :)

Rebeca, you are a excellent teacher.

HJ THERE!.thank robecca!i’m from viet nam.can i ask you some question???

nice i like ur teach

HiRebeecca!

I want to enjoy your online classes.

i am from INDIA.

i am so happy that i can more clear the different with million and billion. Also, the lesson make me more cofident on saying numbers. Thank you very much.

Dear Rebecca,

I really believe that every lesson is considered to be additional value to my life,you learn me not only english language but also how to represent…

Thank you for usual kind effort.

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Cairo-Egypt

wonderful teacher, the best teacher in the world Rebecca

this is a new topic for me, and is easy understand because your explanation is very clear, thanks rebeca

hi thanks rebecca. I have learning english little bit.

I thank your attention to the student Ahmed from Saudi Arabia

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Wow…………that’s great. Now, I know how to read the long sequence of numbers.

hi madam,

this lesson is new to me.because when we telling for eg;599880=five million ninetynine thousand eight hundred and eighty .but we are telling five lakh ninetynine thousand eight eighty.and for this 200,00,000=two crore..please tell me weather this is correct or not.

thanks,

Thank you!

i am very happy fot this lesson.

i think it is the best way how to learn numbers in english.

thank you.

can you help me with the number of year 1990s?

Thank you so much

Thank you,that was really helpful,I’ve had a terrible times with numbers, but now im getting perfectly great.

Thanks, it was very helpful; if I resume we have to add “and” after “hundred”. And how about the years? 1956 (nineteen fifty six – no problems). But how about 2000th years? For example 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011. Is that twenty eleven / two thousand eleven / two thousand and eleven? Thank you for your response.

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Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for your lesson.

If I would like to say $2,727,405.30 (Two million, seven hundred and twenty-seven thousand, four hundred and five dollars and thirty cent.).Is it correct?

omg! This is what I wanted to know all the time

Thanks a lot.

Very good, thank you Teache

y don´t understand, you say billion then hundred million, but you forget thousand? 5 365 474 265 is 5 thousand 3 handred and 65 million.

so much fascinating lesson i got 100 and i cant stop watching all your vid. it help me lots, my hunger to learn everything. thanks teacher rebecca you are so helpful.

Thanks a lot for your numbers description and teaching. I need your kind help to learn English Language any activities more to my email, please.

Thanks and regards

Dear Ms.Rebecca

Thanks a lot for your teaching method which can be understand easily to any one. I need your more lessons on any.

Thanks and good wishes.

S.M.Jaleel

that great! I got 8 correct out of 8.’

excellent video miss Rebeca! I did your test lesson and I did 100%

it was useful lesson ,thx alot.

do we say 5thousand 5 million 5 hundred or 5 thousandS 5 millionS 5 hundredS?

how can I say 6.6?

6.6 = six point six, i hope this helps

a bit complicated

i’ve got it yet:)

I want to study English.

Can you help me?

cool man

Hello Rebecca,

How do I write about 11986551.9 in terms of letter?

thank you my teacher

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Thank you very much. I really enjoy learning English with you, teacher Rebecca.

hello Rebecca ! I find your lesson really useful. could you tell me how to say the years ?, for example 2009, 2012. sometimes I hear some teacher say ” two thousand nine, two thousand twelve, is it true? thank you so much!

Thank you so much!!You are great teacher with numbers!!Great!!I thinks now I will be better with my numbers!!

Properly speaking, all the numbers are correctly stated without the conjunction “and” at any point.

thank you rebecca, you are really great teacher, I really love to watch your video. You always explain very nicely. Thank you!!

Hi ,what you say to year as 2012?

thanx for correcting my concepts for millions….. :)

great!!! it’s much more clear for me now…..

Dear Rebecca!

Thank you so much!

Could you tell please if the dash is necessary when I write something like “forty-six”, or forty six is also correct? Another question, which syllable is under stress in the word “fourteen”? First one: “fOurteen” or the second one: “fourtEEn”? I heard British people spoke “fOurteen” (first syllable is under stress).

Though when I google [define fourteen], it pronounces “fourtEEn” (the second syllable). Google speaks American English. How about the English in Canada, particularly, in Toronto!

PS

You mentioned Yonge Street. One day I’ll come there!

thanks a lot

Wonderful.Finally, I feel so clear. thanks Rebecca..

Thank you very much. i wish you all the best.

Thanks for your lesson, it is very useful.

I have a question, how about 100,000,000? is it just called one hundred million? 100,000 is it called one hundred thousand? thanks.

Thank you very much for the lesson, now all I became clearer. See you in another lesson. Take care!!! (^-^)m

Thank you very much teacher! I’ve never received a lesson like this before ! and now I got it ! God bless you <3

Thank you:)

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Thanks dear Rebecca. you are so kind and nice teacher, I hope learn English like native speaker. All the best

As others have pointed out, the “and” is incorrect. It should only be used to signify a decimal point.

Americans says prices in a different way like U$. 1,899 (eightteen hundred and ninty-nine dollars). Could you explain that? tks

Hi Rebecca,

All your lessons are helpful, thanks a lot.

Could you make an other lesson like that but we take a pen and a paper and we write all the information you tell us (dates, numbers,…), with the correction at the end on the board ;-) ?

Thank you for considering my idea :)

I have learned a fresh knowledge at 5th qustion..

thirty-six million; NOT thirty-six millionSSSS ……….

Thank you Rebecca !

Now I know how to say or write big number in English correctly . I am so happy. It exactly an easy way to express number. Thanks a lot.

Hi! I think there is something wrong in this lesson. Last part are not 5 billions. That are 5 thousand 3 hundred and 65 millions. 5 billions would be 5,000000,000000

Ah! “Billion” can either mean “a thousand million” or “a million million”. In North America and the UK, at least, “a thousand million” is the accepted meaning, but usage varies around the world. Here is a very detailed Wikipedia article on it.

In general, 1 billion = a thousand million, 1 trillion = a thousand billion, etc.

Ahhh ok! Thank you! Im sorry.. In Spain 1 billion is only 1 million of millions..

Hi Rebecca, thanks a lot for this lesson, but I have one question about the different ways to express or say the numbers.

Time ago, I heard somebody that said “twenty-six hundred years” and the translation that this person did was “2600”… It is correct?… What are the common different ways to say the numbers?

Sorry if my english is not correct, but I’m learning in this moment

Once again, trank you very much

Sorry, it’s “thank you very much”.. my keyboard betrayed me

I appreciate your answer

nice nice nice ^^ 100%

Thank you so much!

100 :)

thanks for the lesson rebeca

it’s make me beter to say number

it’s very easy … Thank you :)

In India we say (536,54,74,265) five thirty six crore,fifty four lakhs, seventy four thousand, two hundred and sixty five.

When you explain all it easy.!!!

i lost the number five,because thousand is with out “S”

I’ll try to improve.

Hello, Rebecca!

Thank you very much for a very practical lesson.

I’m curious about such numbers as 2013 or 5001.

Should I add ‘and’ after thousand or not? Are there correct: ‘two thousand and thirteen’, ‘five thousand and one’?

Hello Rebbecca, My name is Webster from Guatemala, I have the same doubt.

very interesting numbers,i like it.

Thank you Rebecca! ^”^

very useful lesson!thanks!

Thank you very much. could you tell me how to read the date ending in double zero? 1800 for example.I don’t know.thank you

Yes, finally!

Hi Rebecca

another great lesson – thanks a lot

take care

very easy!! thank you!

very good and easy to understand.. tks

Thanks 4 this lesson! I’m always confused about the ‘and’ position.

Thank you i understand how to say numbers.

Thank You Very much.

I have one question.

Barack Obama is the 44th President of USA.Then what is the question of this answer?????

My appreciation is beyond expression.

Thank you for a lesson, Rebecca.

Thanks!

100You got 8 correct out of 8.

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Basic but important common sense. We often have no idea about how to say those bigger and bigger numbers. Many thanks to u!

Thanks .. nice job ..

8 out of 8!This is a miracle!

Hello Rebecca,

I am wondering about billion and trillion. How are they different?

Dear Rebecca,

No simple, to include “and”. I need a few practice. Thanks.

Best regards.

thanks

my quiz

100

You got 8 correct out of 8.

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Very very nice lesson Rebeca. I usually say the numbers incorrectly. You help me a lot. Take care.

Great Class!

7/8

Thank you Teacher Rebecca, I’m learning.

Very useful

Thank you very much!

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Hello! Thank you so much!!! Now it’s clear to me))

tyxxx i rlly loved your attitude

Many thanks Rebecca.

I get 7 out of 8.

I GOT 8 correct answer :)

Thank you kindly!

However, in question 7, should it be a comma between ninty-three thousand and six hundred?

10!!!! I love the lesson!!! Thanks Rebecca!!!

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I got 8/8!! Great lesson!!!

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great. very clear lesson, now I’m not confused again

You got 7 correct out of 8.

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7/8 very good!

I have got it now, it’s much better Thanks to you . Thanks again!

Thank you so much teacher , I’m very happy and make me have new knowledge

8/8 correct. Thanks a lot Rebecca :)

Thank you,Rebecca!

Hi everyone

Very useful

Thanks for everything

Dear Rebeca,

I like the way you teach English.

My question is “Is there a comma in the right answer after the phrase “Ninety-three thousand”?

How do you say the following? $93, 678

Ninety-three thousand six hundred and seventy-eight dollars

Ninety-three thousand, six hundred and seventy-six dollars

Ninety-three thousand, six seventy-eight dollars

I got 100???

It is not easy, but I took time for reply, and my score is 100.

Thank you for your explications

Yes I got how to say in English the mathematical numbers after complete this lesson.Thank you rebbrca

How about numbers with 0 as its hundred digit, or its hundred thousand digit (e.g., 1,023,045)? How do we say numbers like this?

I just know it need “and” between hundred digit and ten digit. Thanks Rebecca.

This is why humanities students also need to take at least a few classes in science and mathematics.

DO NOT SAY “AND.” “And” is only for informal use.

I watched this video twice on March 13, 2022, and took the quiz after watching it once. I got eight correct out of 8.

It’s about integer (whole?) numbers. What about fractional numbers:e.g. 234,5?

Two hundred and thirty-four COMMA five?

I got 8/8.

Thank you! =)