Money in Spanish
Money in Spanish
Learn how to talk about Money in Spanish. In this video we take a look at the different ways you can talk about money and present some examples to help beginners.
In this video, we’re going to talk about Mexican money, or El Dinero
Mexicano. ‘Dinero’ is a general word to refer to money, so ‘dinero’ can
refer to any kind of money, so it’s a general word.
Some other words, though, dealing with money, just to clear these up
because they can be a little confusing. ‘Un dolar’ is an American dollar.
For example, if you are paying in American money for some reason, you would
be paying in dolares. ‘Un Peso’, a peso is the currency of Mexico. If
you’re paying for something in Mexican money, you’re paying in pesos. ‘Un
centavo’; this is a cent. Un centavo is a fraction of a peso. For example,
they have coins that are centavos that are fractions of a peso. We’re going
to look into all of these in a little bit.
In order to find out the exchange rate for pesos to dollars, you can just
go to Google.com and type in something like ‘Mexican exchange rate’. You’ll
see that 1 Mexican peso equals $0.08 of a US dollar. Our money is worth a
lot more than Mexican money. Down here what you can do is type in different
quantities of money. For example, if you wanted to know how much 100 pesos
was in US dollars, it would do the conversion for you. If you have $50 US
and you want to see how many pesos that is, you’re going to put that in and
it will just automatically show you the number. For example, I can put the
quantity $50 in, and then it will tell me that it’s 635 Pesos, about.
Here are some common Mexican bills in coins. On the left-hand side we see
the bills, and usually in the lower left-hand corner they’re going to have
the amount that they’re worth. 20 pesos is going to be $1.57. 50 pesos is
going to be $3.94, 100 pesos, $7.87. 200 pesos, $15.75. 500 pesos, $39.37.