English: How many people live in the Czech Republic?
Czenglish: Around 10 millions.
English: Around 10 million.
Czenglish: So million is uncountable?
Not exactly. We say hundreds, thousands, millions, etc when we are talking about approximate figures. When we are being specific, we don’t add an ‘s’.
My friend won thousands of pounds betting on the World Cup.
– I don’t know how much he won but it was in the thousands.
My friend won 5 thousand pounds betting on the World Cup.
– My friend won exactly 5 thousand pounds.