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Price or prize?


What’s the difference between a price and a prize? A price is the money you pay for something when you buy it. A prize is an award that you win in a competition if you perform better than everyone else.

Many languages (e.g., Dutch, German and French) have only one word for both concepts.

Be careful to pronounce the two words differently. Price is pronounced short and sharp with a ‘hard’ s. Prize is longer and more relaxed, with a ‘soft’ z.

Click here to hear the difference.

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