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Salut, je m'appelle Ingrid. Hi everybody! I’m Ingrid.
Welcome to FrenchPod101.com’s “Le français en 3 minutes”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn French.
In the last lesson we learned the phrase combien ça coûte? How much is it? In this lesson let’s see how we could answer that question by counting euros in French. In France the currency is the EURO.
Please pay attention to this word's pronunciation.
Let’s try to say prices in French. Start by trying to say "26 Euros and 56 cents."
Vingt-six euro et cinquante-six centimes.
[slowly] Vingt-six euro et cinquante-six centimes.
Un centime is one cent and centimes is “cents.”
This is really straightforward. First, we say the number of Euros, then euro, then et, the number of cents, and finally centimes.
Let’s try another example:
"34 Euros and 60 cents."
Trente-quatre euros et soixante centimes.
[slowly] trente-quatre euros et soixante centimes.
Get ready for the next example. This one’s longer:
"99 Euros and 99 cents."
Quatre-vingt-dix-neuf Euros et quatre-vingt-dix-neuf centimes.
[slowly] Quatre-vingt-dix-neuf Euros et quatre-vingt-dix-neuf centimes.
That takes a lot of effort to say, doesn’t it! You can shorten it in two ways. First, you don’t need to say “et”. You also don’t have to say centimes.
Quatre-vingt-dix-neuf Euros Quatre-vingt-dix-neuf.
99 Euros 99
But for the usual way to talk about monetary amounts, remember that before the et you always have the Euros and after the et you have the cents.
Now it’s time for Ingrid’s Insights.
The euro has been the French currency since 2002, when most countries of the European Union adopted it. Before the Euro, the currency in France was the Franc.
If you find some prices in EURO with the equivalent price in Francs, don’t get confused—it’s just something to help elderly people get used to the currency.
You should ask your friends in France if they want to go shopping with you to practice these phrases! But first you’ll have to check if they have other plans or not. Do you know how to ask that in French? If not, I’ll see you in the next lesson!
A bientôt!


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What are you going to buy with Euros in France?

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I can’t watch any of the lessons past 8

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Bonjour Mohamed !

Merci pour votre commentaire !

Il faut dire "Je veux acheter une villa en France"

C'est une belle idée ! ?

Bon week-end !

Marie Alice

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Je veux acheter le villa en ?? France

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Bonjour Valeevan et merci pour votre commentaire !

Si vous voulez dire en Français "I can buy everything inside the supermarket with euros" it's "Avec des euros je peux acheter tout ce qu'il y a dans le magasin"


Marie Alice

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Tuesday at 06:31 PM
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Je peux acheter avec Euros à tout le magasin en France.