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two thousand four hundred and seventy six point five 2,476.5

Portuguese translation: Going back to the 1960's...

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12:47 Sep 25, 2000
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: two thousand four hundred and seventy six point five 2,476.5
What is the correct way to punctuate numbers in Brazil? I am confused about the use of commas(,) and decimal points (.) and spaces.
S. Hopkins
Portuguese translation:Going back to the 1960's...
Explanation:
Ever since I can remember, the Portuguese system (like other European systems) used the commas as indicator of the decimal place, and points as the separator of the thousands. (i.e., 2.476,5), and we cross the sevens, too!

(Additional general note: In technical terms the Portuguese usually line up behind the French also.)
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Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 07:03
Grading comment
Thank you, I appreciate your explanation - I hope that it applies to Brazil as well as to Portugal
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nadois mil quatrocentos e setenta e seis e cinco décimosMarcia Buckley
naSee below
Jorge Freire
naGoing back to the 1960's...
Luis Luis
naComma and spaceJosé Malaquias
na2.476,5.Ana Beatriz Rodrigues Silva


  

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23 mins
2.476,5.


Explanation:
Just invert commas and decimal points. No space is needed.

Ana Beatriz Rodrigues Silva
Brazil
Local time: 11:03
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 20

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Cecilia Bartalotti

M.Badra
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40 mins
Comma and space


Explanation:
Actually, there is a new recent rule that already has the force of law in Portugal.
The comma is used to separate the decimal places and the space is used to group digits (used to be the dot). This new rule is aimed at ending a source of confusion with the english convention, in which the dot separates the decimal places.

José Malaquias
Portugal
Local time: 13:03
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 56
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1 hr
Going back to the 1960's...


Explanation:
Ever since I can remember, the Portuguese system (like other European systems) used the commas as indicator of the decimal place, and points as the separator of the thousands. (i.e., 2.476,5), and we cross the sevens, too!

(Additional general note: In technical terms the Portuguese usually line up behind the French also.)

Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 07:03
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 132
Grading comment
Thank you, I appreciate your explanation - I hope that it applies to Brazil as well as to Portugal
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9 hrs
See below


Explanation:
I vote for the explanation of Malaquias, Although all are correct, Malaquias Is the one with the most accurate suggestion

Jorge Freire
Local time: 13:03
Native speaker of: Portuguese
PRO pts in pair: 2004
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16 hrs
dois mil quatrocentos e setenta e seis e cinco décimos


Explanation:
This is how it should read if you are writing the number at length. I would stick to option 1 for the numeric rendition.

Marcia Buckley
Local time: 11:03
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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