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miliardi di lire

English translation: billions of lire

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Italian term or phrase:miliardi di lire
English translation:billions of lire
Entered by: Sarah Ferrara
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07:51 Jul 6, 2001
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
Italian term or phrase: miliardi di lire
circa 550 miliardi di lire
SFadda
Local time: 20:48
billions of lire
Explanation:
approximately 550 billion lire
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Sarah Ferrara
Italy
Local time: 20:48
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Summary of answers provided
na +3billions of lire
Sarah Ferrara
nabillion lira / thousand million lira
jgal
na -1approximately 550 billions lirePaolo Mioni


  

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5 mins peer agreement (net): +3
billions of lire


Explanation:
approximately 550 billion lire

Sarah Ferrara
Italy
Local time: 20:48
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 255

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Barbara Cattaneo
10 mins

agree  Peter Cox: agreed - billion now in common use in British English as well
47 mins

agree  Angela Arnone: both versions are fine
2 hrs
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27 mins
billion lira / thousand million lira


Explanation:
1,000,000,000 is one billion in American English, but in British English is one thousand million.

In Britain, one billion is one million millions (1,000,000,000,000)!

jgal
Local time: 20:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
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1 hr peer agreement (net): -1
approximately 550 billions lire


Explanation:
miliardi = billions
di lire= of lire, but the "of" shouldn't be included in the translation
circa means approximately (it also exists in English)

Paolo Mioni
Local time: 20:48

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Angela Arnone: if you leave out "of" it is "billion" lire!
1 hr
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