This Spanish Difficult Review quiz will take a look at the usage of punctuation marks with numbers as they appear in Spanish. In English, when we get to higher numbers, beginning in the thousands, we place a comma after the thousands and after the millions and after the billions and so on. In Spanish the comma is not used. Rather, a period is used.
Let’s look at an example. In English we would write the following number as: 2,431. In Spanish that number would be written as: 2.431. The period is not the same thing as the English decimal point so do not confuse this with the number.
In addition, in English we use the decimal point to reflect cents or percentages. For example: $5,555.25. In Spanish, the comma is used where the decimal point is used so this same number in Spanish would be written as: $5.555,25. It is the exact opposite of English. With a little practice, however, you should be able to quickly write out numbers in both English and in Spanish. Therefore, for this quiz you will be given ten numbers as they would be written in English. Your task is to find the correct Spanish form for that same number.