I think "five dollars and eighty cents" should be accepted here. The context could be understood to be 美元.
(Also, there's no reason to capitalize "yuan", just as there wouldn't be to capitalize "rupee" or "peso" or any number of other currencies.)
Agreed. I am a native mandarin speaker and we would absolutely say 五元八角 for 5.8 units of most currencies.
I agree that "five dollars and eighty cents" should be accepted if it isn't.
It does make sense to capitalize "yuan" though. In an advertisement, such as pricing signage, it's common to treat text as a heading, which would entail use of title case.
On signage presumably we'd be looking at the character, 元, or perhaps the symbol, ￥. In any event, I'm not convinced that the moderators are even alive to the issue, and I think it gives the wrong impression, i.e. the impression that it should always be capitalized. Do you know of any other Duolingo question in "title case"?
When I was in Beijing, people more often said 毛 for a tenth of a yuan - I don't think I ever heard anyone say 角
Yes, in the same way that 元 is, for 钱.
I'm pretty sure people don't say 80分. As for common phrases people, at least in Beijing, are much more likely to use kuai and mao in speech- 五块八毛. Or possibly leave 毛/角 out altogether - 五块八.
This is another question in which a fractional monetary number should have an answer written with two decimal places: "5.80 Yuan". Otherwise, the user gets corrected for having miswritten the answer. Since an answer with "5.80" is accepted, there's no direct way to report this issue.
I have the same problem. Indeed, the 0.80 yuan is 8 角, not 80 角, but when the word does not appear in the translation, it's weird to just leave the one decimal place out.
In Spanish, we say "cinco dólares y pico", meaning "five dollars and something more". Pico means "sharp point" and "beak", which I find interestingly close to 角.
What's the point of learning Chinese, if you put it that way? ;-)
This is something useful if you travel to China or if you simply have a conversation in Chinese about the amount of money you have to pay, for example.