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13:35 Nov 18, 2013
English to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Finance (general) / Money laundering
English term or phrase:(1,000,000,000) One thousand million
Is it proper to say (1,000,000,000) One thousand million (in British English), or should I say One billion
Diverging slightly, but to clarify:
1.34 billion is fine.
1,340 million is fine, especially in the context of comparison with, say, 650 million.
BUT 1 billion 340 million sounds very peculiar eg. pick billions or millions, but don't make million a sub-unit.
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(1,000,000,000) One billion
Explanation: This is universally used now when talking about money. Including in the UK as well as the US.
Billh Local time: 14:37 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4