I'm really curious to know how you English-speaking people pronounce the year 2015? Do you say "twenty-fifteen" or "two thousand and fifteen?".
Bye and Happy New Year to everybody!
Happy New Year to you too, Emarebe.
You can say either of those. Or if you prefer American English, you can also say 'two thousand fifteen'.
Now even I'm confused.
@Michael Millard. 'Twenty hundred and fifteen'. Really? How can this be correct, if nobody ever says this?
@Bruce. So, please tell us, sir. If we are all wrong about 1801, how do you say it?
Technically, all dates using a Zero, can be read as you indicate here.
However, it is often the case, in the USA, that the people read zeros as "o" (oh).
Thus, in dates like 1801, 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, and so forth, many Americans commonly read this as Eighteen---Oh---One, and so forth. It is not correct of course, but sometimes, convention holds a more powerful sway than correctness.
So you may encounter some references such as this. However, it would be rare to see 2005 read as "Twenty--Oh---Five"; but it would be read as "Two--Thousand---Five".
I usually say, two thousand fifteen, without the and. The and is used with numbers for the decimal like with two dollars and fifteen cents.
We ususally use:
1999- Nineteen ninety-nine.
1776- seventeen seventy-six
Hope it helps. :)