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INTRODUCTION
Portugal’s currency is the euro.
Denominations include coins for ¢1, ¢2, ¢5, ¢10, ¢20, ¢50, €1, €2 and and bills for €5, €10, €20 €50, €100, €200 and €500 euros.
GRAMMAR POINT
Now let’s say some prices in Portuguese. It won’t be too difficult. Let’s start with 1 cent.
Um cêntimo.
(slow) Um cên-ti-mo.
Um cêntimo.
cêntimo is the word for “cent”
15 cents will sound like this:
Quinze cêntimos. The word cêntimo becomes cêntimos in the plural form.
Let’s break that down:
(slow) Quin-ze cên-ti-mos
Quinze cêntimos.
If you go up to the hundreds or thousands, remember that each level of hundred has its own name.
For 200 in European Portuguese you say: duzentos
(slow) Du-zen-tos.
Duzentos.
For 300 in European Portuguese, you say: trezentos.
(slow) Tre-zen-tos.
Trezentos.
For 400 in European Portuguese, you say: Quatrocentos.
(slow) Qua-tro-cen-tos.
Quatrocentos.
For 500 in European Portuguese, you say: Quinhentos.
(slow) Qui-nhen-tos.
Quinhentos.
For 600 in European Portuguese, you say: Seiscentos.
(slow) Seis-cen-tos.
Seiscentos.
For 700 in European Portuguese, you say: Setecentos.
(slow) Se-te-cen-tos.
Setecentos.
For 800 in European Portuguese, you say: Oitocentos.
(slow) Oi-to-cen-tos.
Oitocentos.
And for 900 in European Portuguese, you say: Novecentos.
(slow) No-ve-cen-tos.
Novecentos.
Let’s try to say a price using the hundreds.
“230 euros” is
Duzentos e trinta euros.
(slow) Duzentos e trinta euros.
Duzentos e trinta euros.
A thousand in European Portuguese is
mil.
(slow) Mil.
Mil.
For 2000 or more of something, we use the number plus the word mil.
So “2000” would be dois mil.
Now for a slightly more complicated number, 5420 euros. It is: Cinco mil quatrocentos e vinte euros.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) Cin-co mil qua-tro-cen-tos e vin-te eu-ros.
Once more:
Cinco mil quatrocentos e vinte euros.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi listeners! Have you ever seen or used Euro?

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Tuesday at 09:48 AM
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Oi Carole,


Obrigada pelo comentário!

Um detalhe: Portugal é uma exceção e não tem artigo. Então o certo é "fui para Portugal."

Portugal is an exception and doesn't have article.


E é mais natural falar: Foi muito tempo atrás!


Espero que ajude!

Paloma

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Carole
Monday at 05:33 AM
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Quando era uma criança e fui para o Portugal, eles ainda usavam o Escudo. Foi muito tempo!


When I was a child and went to Portugal, they still used the Escudo. It's been a long time!