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|English term or phrase: defining thousand of euro|
In the financial statements I am currently checking, the company has used three contrasting methods to define thousands of euro, viz (for example) 100 thousand euro; €/000 100; 100 €/000. In pointing this out to them, I feel that I should offer a proposal based on "standard practice" but I lack the necessary experience to be able to choose (searches for this kind of info on the Internet have proved rather unproductive). Can anyone shed any light?
Thank you for your time and trouble.
(P.S. my apologies for mispelling an answerer's name in my previous note)
|English translation:Avoid it if you can...|
I have the same problem when translating German financial documents into English - quite often, you will find "TEUR" in German documents, meaning "Tausend Euro" = euro thousand(s). Wherever possible, I try to restate this in million euros, for example:
[DEU] TEUR 1.234.567 => [ENG] EUR 1,234.567 mn
If the amounts are too small to achieve this effect, I would state the full figure:
[DEU] TEUR 25 => [ENG] EUR 25,000
In situations where you just cannot avoid it, I tend to use "EUR 000's".
HTH - Ralf
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|Thanks as always for your helpful ideas on this point, even if the consensus, as summed up by CB (thanks) seems to deny me a hard and fast answer. From what I have been able to fish up in the interim it seems that millions, as suggested by Ralf (thanks), is the preferred unit, resorting freely to decimals wherever necessary. I still have customers who want me to write, for example "1,100 thousand euro", which is obviously a bit of a tongue twister if not downright barmey, but for the record I will point them to this link on the web and recommend the "€1.1 million" or "EUR 1.1 million" solution if challenged in the future.|
Thanks once to you all for your time and trouble. I look forward to being able to reciprocate.
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In most countries, the comma is used, in some countries, like France, the period is used to mark off every three digits.
Thus, one thousand Euros= 1,ooo€
or as for France, = 1.000€
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