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INTRODUCTION
Chihiro: Hey everybody, this is Chihiro. Counting from 100 to 10,000.
Ryan: Thanks for joining us, I'm Ryan.
Chihiro: And we're on our last lesson for the Basic Bootcamp series. Thanks for hanging in there!
Ryan: And what are we talking about today?
Chihiro: Well, in this lesson, you'll will learn how to say the price of certain things.
Ryan: This conversation takes place in a store.
Chihiro: The conversation is between a customer and a clerk.
Ryan: The speakers will be talking about the price of a good.
Chihiro: Ok, letโ€™s listen to the conversation.

Lesson conversation

A: How much is it in total?
B: That comes to twelve hundred dollars in total.
A: Twelve hundred?
B: Twelve hundred.
A: I'll pay by credit card.
English Host: Letโ€™s hear the conversation one time slowly.
A: How much is it in total?
B: That comes to twelve hundred dollars in total.
A: Twelve hundred?
B: Twelve hundred.
A: I'll pay by credit card.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Ryan: Okay, that was a pricey purchase!
Chihiro: Now before we talk about the price in the dialogue, let's talk about something a little less pricey. When talking about the price of something, it's common to say the dollar value separate from the cent value. In other words, let's say a t-shirt that costs $15.75 can be said as fifteen seventy-five without saying the cent or the dollar.
Ryan: This is a common way to say the price of something, especially for cashiers. So be ready for it when you buy something.
Chihiro: Let's talk about the amount in the dialogue after the vocabulary, shall we?
Vocab list
Ryan: The first word is:
Chihiro: how much [natural native speed]
Ryan: a phrase to ask for the price of something
Chihiro: how much [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: how much [natural native speed]
: Next:
Chihiro: total [natural native speed]
Ryan: complete
Chihiro: total [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: total [natural native speed]
: Next:
Chihiro: to pay [natural native speed]
Ryan: to give money in exchange for something
Chihiro: to pay [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: to pay [natural native speed]
: Next:
Chihiro: credit card [natural native speed]
Ryan: a card used to purchase things on credit
Chihiro: credit card [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: credit card [natural native speed]
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Ryan: We may have mentioned before that English numbers are relatively easy to say. Use the commas as markers to indicate the name of the unit. In other words, if you have a number like 32,945, you say "thirty-two"; add the unit name, which is "thousand" in this case; and then say the rest of the number, "nine hundred forty-five." It sounds like "thirty two thousand, nine hundred forty-five."
Chihiro: Sometimes we read numbers differently just because it's easier to say them. In the dialogue, the speaker said the number as "twelve hundred." This number is actually 1,200. The speaker has moved the comma himself to the second zero. This is a common reading for money.
Ryan: Be aware that some speakers will add the word "and" between some numbers. For example, some people may pronounce the number 934,743 as "nine hundred and thirty-four thousand, seven hundred and forty-three."
Chihiro: You can also read numbers with a 1 in front as beginning with "one" or "a." For example, we can read 100 as "one hundred" or as "a hundred."
Ryan: Okay, we hope that cleared some confusion up for you.

Lesson focus

Chihiro: Let's continue with numbers in this lesson, but onto more challenging numbers for those who were waiting for it!
Ryan: We'll say the number separately first so that it's easier to understand. But remember to follow the lesson notes as it'll make things easier. Chihiro, give us the first couple of high numbers.
Chihiro: Let's start with 100 which is "one hundred" or "a hundred"
Ryan: 110 is "one hundred ten"
Chihiro: 199 is "one hundred ninety-nine"
Ryan: And a larger number, 1,000 is "one thousand"
Chihiro: 1,010 is "one thousand ten"
Ryan: 1,374 is "one thousand, three hundred seventy-four"
Chihiro: 10,000 is "ten thousand"
Ryan: Simple as that. Numbers can sometimes be tricky to catch, so don't be afraid to ask for repetition if you need it!

Outro

Chihiro: So you survived our 5 step basic bootcamp series... congratulations!
Ryan: Thanks for listening to the very end. We hope that people with a range of levels got a little something out of our lessons.
Chihiro: Yes, we hope you all did. Hope to see you all there, and bye for now.
Ryan: Bye everyone!

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How much is it in total?

That comes to twelve hundred dollars in total.

Twelve hundred?

I will pay by credit card.

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Thank you for getting in touch! This is a great idiom in English that is used when something is taken to the next level. In this sentence it could mean that the American boss has given the employee new challenges or is expecting greater things (of a higher level than before).


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Good morning, my next question::smile:

What does this phrase means "... your American boss has taken it up a notch!"?