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Spanish translation: mil millones (EE.UU.), billón (G.B.)

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English term or phrase:Billion
Spanish translation:mil millones (EE.UU.), billón (G.B.)
Entered by: Mauricio López Langenbach
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08:53 Jun 2, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Billion
12 $ billion
kyliee
mil millones (EE.UU.), billón (G.B.)
Explanation:
En Estados Unidos, un "billion" es 10 elevado a 9 (un 1 seguido de 9 ceros), es decir, mil millones en castellano. En Inglaterra, es el equivalente al billón en castellano, es decir, 10 elevado a 12 (un 1 seguido de 12 ceros).
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Mauricio López Langenbach
New Zealand
Local time: 18:51
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Summary of answers provided
nacomentario
Mauricio López Langenbach
na$12 mil millonesscalesj
naun millar de millones (Am Eng,) un billón (Br. Eng.)
Sarah Brenchley
namil millones (EE.UU.), billón (G.B.)
Mauricio López Langenbach
namil millones (see explanation)
Lorena Grancelli
namillardo
Vidmantas Stilius


  

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2 mins
millardo


Explanation:
12 millardos de dollares

Le costo annual de fraude de cartas de credito in tote le mundo amonta a circa 3 milliardos de dollares, con plus e plus tal fraude afficente Europa. Bandas organizate de America Latin es commissionate a furar plastico pro recyclar lo in altere partes del mundo.


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Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 07:51
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3 mins
mil millones (see explanation)


Explanation:
USA: mil millones.
UK: billón.
Good luck!

Lorena Grancelli
Argentina
Local time: 02:51
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 59

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Claudia Berison
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15 mins
mil millones (EE.UU.), billón (G.B.)


Explanation:
En Estados Unidos, un "billion" es 10 elevado a 9 (un 1 seguido de 9 ceros), es decir, mil millones en castellano. En Inglaterra, es el equivalente al billón en castellano, es decir, 10 elevado a 12 (un 1 seguido de 12 ceros).


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Mauricio López Langenbach
New Zealand
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16 mins
un millar de millones (Am Eng,) un billón (Br. Eng.)


Explanation:
It depends whether the translation is talking about American or British billions. I've put the translation from the Oxford dictionary below.
Good luck,
Sarah.

billion n
- a (10 to the power 9) mil millones mpl, millar m de millones

- b (BrE) (10 to the power 12) billón m; I’ve got billions of things to do tengo miles or millones de cosas que hacer

Sarah Brenchley
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18 mins
comentario


Explanation:
La palabra "millardo" es utilizada por algunos para hacer referencia a mil millones, pero su uso no se ha masificado lo suficiente aún. La referencia indicada por Stilus está escrita en "Interlingua", idioma artificial creado con la idea de que se convierta en universal.

Mauricio López Langenbach
New Zealand
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20 mins
$12 mil millones


Explanation:
I agree with Stilius in that "millardo" is a possibility, but it's a new term that has been coined and isn't widespread.

"Mil millones" then is the best possiblity. In the UK, billion means the same thing as in the US. In the past, the term "thousand million" was used in the UK, but they currently use the word billion the same way it's used in the US.

Best,
j


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scalesj
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