# lakhs liter

## French translation: 100 000 litres

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 English term or phrase: lakhs liter French translation: 100 000 litres Entered by:

 20:03 Apr 7, 2005
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 English term or phrase: lakhs liter Dans un sondage portant sur les lubrifiants (huiles, additifs, etc.) achetés par une entreprise : 80,000 liters to just under 2 lakhs liters 2 lakhs liters to just under 4 lakhs liters 4 lakhs liters to just under 8 lakhs liters 8 lakhs liters to just under 20 lakhs liters
 100 000 litres Explanation:Sur les sites en français on retrouve l'équivalent "lakh" qui signifie 100 000 A lakh (also spelled lac) is a unit in a traditional number system, still widely used in India, equal to a hundred thousand. A hundred lakh makes a crore. This system of measurement also introduces separators into numbers in a different place than is common outside India. For example, 3 million (30 lakh) would be written as 30,00,000.
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lakhs liters
100 000 litres

Explanation:
Sur les sites en français on retrouve l'équivalent "lakh" qui signifie 100 000
A lakh (also spelled lac) is a unit in a traditional number system, still widely used in India, equal to a hundred thousand. A hundred lakh makes a crore.
This system of measurement also introduces separators into numbers in a different place than is common outside India. For example, 3 million (30 lakh) would be written as 30,00,000.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakh
 ginefourLocal time: 15:28Native speaker of: French

agree  Ian Burley (X): Yes, it's an Indian term. I've come across it in novels by Rushdie and Seth
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