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    How to express decimal places in Russian?

    For example:

    2.5

    My dictionary suggests:

    две целых и пять десятых - lit. two whole ones and 5 of tenths.

    So 2.55 would be:

    две целых и пятьдесят пять сотых?

    Is there a simple way of doing this e.g. is this valid:

    2.5 -> два точка пять?
    2.55 -> два точка пятьдесят пять?

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    You are quite right about your dictionary suggestion
    2.5 две целых, (и) пять десятых.
    2.55 две целых и пятьдесят пять сотых.

    But 2.5 is simply "два с половиной"
    Or
    2.5 "два и пять"
    2.55 "два и пятьдесят пять"
    50 in spoken language could be pronuncied as "писят" so 2.55 is "два и писят пять"

    If we talk about money
    2.5 "два рубля пятьдесят копеек" or simply "два писят"
    2.55 "два рубля пятьдесят пять копеек" or simply "два писят пять"
    1.55 "рубль писят пять"

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinwyllie View Post
    ] is this valid:

    2.5 -> два точка пять?
    2.55 -> два точка пятьдесят пять?

    спасибо
    Nope
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    The colloquial variants people use are:

    2.5 - два с половиной, or два и пять
    2.55 - два пятьдесят пять (without точка and without и)
    2.43 - два сорок три, etc.

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