Vocabulary: Numbers in English

In this lesson, we’ll learn numbers in English.

Numbers in English – Video

Number Vocabulary in English

1.  Cardinals:

The cardinal numbers (one, two, three, etc.) are adjectives referring to quantity, and the ordinal numbers (first, second, third, etc.) refer to distribution.

Examples:

  • There are only twelve students in the class.
  • He was the fifth person to win the award
  • Six hundred thousand people were left homeless after the earthquake.
  • I must have asked you thousand times to be quiet.
  • I went to Paris for the third time this year.

2. Reading Decimals:

  • 0.5 – point five
  • 0.25 – point two five
  • 0.73 – point seven three
  • 0.05 – point zero five
  • 0.6529 – point six five two nine
  • 2.95 – two point nine five

3. Reading Fractions:

  • 1/3 – one third
  • 3/4 – three fourths
  • 5/6 – five sixths
  • 1/2 – one half
  • 3/2 – three halves

4. Pronouncing Percentages

  • 5% – five percent
  • 25% – twenty-five percent
  • 36.25% – thirty-six point two five percent
  • 100% – one hundred percent
  • 400% – four hundred percent

5. Reading Sum of Money

  • 25$ – twenty-five dollars
  • 52€ – fifty-two euros
  • 140₤ – one hundred and forty pounds
  • $43.25 – forty-three dollars and twenty-five cents (shortened to “forty-three twenty-five” in everyday speech)
  • €12.66 – twelve euros sixty-six
  • ₤10.50 – ten pounds fifty

6.  Pronouncing Years

  • 2017 – twenty seventeen or two thousand seventeen
  • 2008 – two thousand eight
  • 2000 – two thousand
  • 1944 – nineteen forty-four
  • 1908 – nineteen o eight
  • 1900 – nineteen hundred
  • 1600 – sixteen hundred
  • 1256 – twelve fifty-six
  • 1006 – ten o six
  • 866 – eight hundred sixty-six or eight sixty-six

Vocabulary: Numbers in English

Vocabulary: Numbers in English

Vocabulary: Numbers in English

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