Money matters

Discussion in 'Numbers, Time, Dates and Money' started by Corzhens, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    The Philippine peso is the currency which is called Piso which means 1 peso. English is commonly understood with money so you can say fifty pesos or one hundred pesos which are understandable by the common man. Hundred is expressed as Daan, Thousand is expressed as Libo, and million is almost the same which is milyon.
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  2. kuya

    kuya Administrator Staff Member

    @Corzhens so would you say...

    dalawa daan? or daan dalawa?

    Example: "Please pay 200 pesos"
  3. MhicaF

    MhicaF New Member

    The Philippine Peso is the currency of the Philippines. The sign for Philippine Peso is ₱. Currently if we convert $1.00 to peso it is equivalent to ₱53.57 (July 24, 2018). Proudly, this is how we call our coins (barya).
    ₱1.00 is Piso
    ₱2.00 Dalawang Piso
    ₱3.00 Tatlong Piso
    ₱4.00 Apat na Piso
    ₱5.00 Limang Piso
    ₱6.00 Anim na Piso
    ₱7.00 Pitong Piso
    ₱8.00 Walong Piso
    ₱9.00 Siyam na Piso
    ₱10.00 Sampung Piso
  4. ion

    ion New Member

    If I'm not mistaken, Peso is also the currency in Mexico, (but not in Pampanga) that's why the government add Philippine before peso Philippine peso now and not just a simple peso, but of course, we still use the traditional call, piso.
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  5. MittensFX

    MittensFX New Member

    How much is your currency worth in USD?
  6. Anne

    Anne New Member

    1 USD is 50 pesos.
  7. iamhai

    iamhai New Member

    As of today, 1 USD is equivalent to 52.62 Philippine Piso. The exchange rate of USD to Philippine Piso change from time to time.
  8. Timothy John Obsena

    Timothy John Obsena New Member

    Last year, 2018, the lowest usd to php conversion rate was 52.1849. And the highest was 54.3124.
  9. kuya

    kuya Administrator Staff Member

    WOW! :eek:
  10. menchuuy58

    menchuuy58 New Member

    The Philippine peso, also referred to by its Filipino name piso (Philippine English: /ˈpɛsoʊ/, /ˈpiː-/, plural pesos; Filipino: piso [ˈpiso, pɪˈso]; sign: ₱; code: PHP), is the official currency of the Philippines. It is subdivided into 100 centavos or sentimos in Filipino. As a former colony of the United States, the country used English on its currency, with the word "peso" appearing on notes and coinage until 1967. Since the adoption of the usage of the Filipino language on banknotes and coins, the term "piso" is now used. From September 2017 to 2 August 2018, the ISO 4217 standard referred to the currency by the Filipino term "piso". It has since been changed back to "peso".
  11. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    The handling of money has a trace of Spanish words. Beinte is to mean 20 so Beinte Pesos is more common than saying Dalawampung Piso which is for the classroom. Singkuwenta Pesos is for Fifty Pesos and the bigger denominations of money such as 100 pesos, 500 pesos and 1,000 pesos are acceptable in English.
  12. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Member

    With 400 years under the rule of Spain, indeed there are many Spanish words in the vocabulary. Money is pera in Tagalog but kuwarta (cuarta) is a synonym that I believe is a Spanish word. Piso came from the Spanish Peseta but Americans made it Peso. In the olden days there is the kusing which is ½ centavo. It is interesting to know that 1 centavo can buy you a piece of candy or even 1 box of matches. Oh well, that’s progress for you.