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10:56 Oct 23, 2005
English to English translations [PRO] Government / Politics / R + D
English term or phrase:G ( to refer to money)
My text refers to expenditure on R+D, usually in millions of euros, as in €300m (in CAT, my source text 300 M€)
There are also a few references to G€, as in 300G€. I have never seen this before.
what is 300 G€ expressed in M€, I can't afford to make a mistake here, so any conversion site link would be appreciated
To the best of my knowledge, this is not a standard abbreviation anywhere, so you will have to ask your client to be sure.
If I were to hazard my own guess, I might say it stands for 'thousand', as in "three hundred grand" -- if your text was written in the US -- but I certainly wouldn't bet money on it, and it is NOT a standard abbreviation.
i agree with Brie, these are R+D budgets, they don't go into the euros to the power of 10 by 9, especiaslly for a small region in Europe (Baden-Württemberg, for example). Thanks all:-) 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Thanks for that, Lia, but I wish you hadn't closed the question so quickly - others (who aren't stuck working of a Sunday!) may have more valuable insights to offer and I, for one, would have been interested to see more feedback!
13:42 Oct 23, 2005
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G = giga
Explanation: and giga = 10 to the power 9
10 000 000 000
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