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13:29 Jul 18, 2002
French to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial / ways of writing amounts in billions from French francs
French term or phrase:1 000 MF
Just need confirmation.
200 MF = F200 million
100 MF = F100 million
1 000 MF = F1 billion in US English, right?
at four digits, it's billion right? I know the British say or used to say a thousand million.
Just provide confirmation please.
may depend on the country the source text is originated from
Explanation: may depend of the country the source text is originated from
AFAIK you're right but if we translate a French text from France, the most probably we'll deal with French Francs, otherwise Belgian or Swiss Francs might be meant by the author. In such cases it may be useful to write "FF 1 billion" or "BF 1 billion" or "SF 1 billion" depending on the currency in question.
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