English translation: thousands and millions (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay)
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Spanish term or phrase:
lucas, palos -- used in reference to amounts
thousands and millions (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay)
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Finance (general) / foreign business
Spanish term or phrase:lucas, palos -- used in reference to amounts
I'm translating correspondence between a company in Argentina and a company in US. The terms "lucas" and "palos" are used. From the context, I'm assuming that "lucas" refers to thousands, as in 300 lucas meaning 300,000. I'm also guessing that "palos" means millions, as in dos palos, meaning 2,000,000. I'm guessing these are "colloquial" terms, just like we say in English 300 "big ones" to mean $300,000. I'd appreciate confirmation of my hunches. Thanks.