# 1.500.000 dollars

Discussion in 'English Only' started by CORALINNA, Mar 26, 2010.

1. ### CORALINNASenior Member

Portuguese - Brasil
Hi! Can anyone tell me which are the correct ways to say 1.500.000 dollars?

1) one million five hundred thousand dollars
2) one million and a half dollars
3) one and a half million dollars
4) one half million dollars

2. ### cuchufleteSenior Member

Maine, EEUU
EEUU-inglés
What sort of dollars are these, and what variety of English are you asking about?

In AE, that would be a very odd way to write one and a half dollars.

3. ### CORALINNASenior Member

Portuguese - Brasil
So how would an American say US\$ 1.500.000,00? You would say that 1, 2 and 4 are correct?

4. ### Jam on toastSenior Member

UK
British English
Hi Coralinna,
There's a mix up here over usage of decimal separators and number separators. One million dollars (and zero cents) would be written as:
a) \$1,000,000.00 in the UK and USA, and
b) \$1.000.000,00 in continental Europe.

In the UK, we could say either (1) or (3) for the number you wrote, assuming you're using continental Eurpoean notation.

Examples (2) and (4) indicate different amounts of money: \$1,000,000.50 and \$500,000.00 respectively, using standard Anglophone number notation.

5. ### CORALINNASenior Member

Portuguese - Brasil
Thank you! Now I know how to say it!!

ps: Good to know about the way English and American people write the numbers because in Brazil we only write as it is written in letter b.

6. ### ectuohyMember

NJ, USA
North Jersey English (rhotic)
Except in very formal contexts (discussing a budget at work, and we don't have THAT much money anyway ) I would say "one point five million dollars" in AmE, although "one and a half million" is also OK