In France, the official currency is the euro (€). It used to be the franc.
In this lesson, I'll teach you how to count coins and notes/bills in French, which you'll need if you're paying by cash in France.
First, we should brush up on our small numbers (in case you forgot).
You'll need these for the terms that follow.
|un centime||one cent|
|deux centimes||two cents|
|cinq centimes||five cents|
|dix centimes||ten cents|
|vingt centimes||twenty cents|
|cinquante centimes||fifty cents|
|un euro||one euro|
|deux euros||two euros|
|cinq euros||five euros|
|dix euros||ten euros|
|vingt euros||twenty euros|
|cinquante euros||fifty euros|
|cent euros||one hundred euros|
|deux cents euros||two hundred euros|
|cinq cents euros||five hundred euros|
When counting coins, we use pièces ("piece" was historically used in English and Spanish as well to refer to coins).
Here are some examples:
Here are a few examples combining notes and coins: