$ 4.000 millones

English translation: €4 billion (€4,000,000,000)

13:21 Apr 9, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general) / Document for placing an investment
Spanish term or phrase: $ 4.000 millones
A quick question about the numbering, how would this number be translated?
Here's the paragraph:

Tomando como base el precio pagado en 2011 por la ..... sobre la compañía, el 49% tendría un valor de € 4.000 millones,
asumiendo que ........ siga con el control mayoritario y decida vender hasta ese porcentaje.

Thank you!
Manuel J. Schot
Mexico
Local time: 04:55
English translation:€4 billion (€4,000,000,000)
Explanation:
Hello Manuel,
Your text has the euro sign. Since both in the UK and in the US a billion is 1 with nine zeros while in Spanish speaking countries it is 1 with twelve zeros, I would use the word "billion" but absolutely put the full figure in numbers next to it, in brackets, so that it is unambiguous and to avoid any confusion.
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Patricia Tregoning
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:55
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4 +5€4 billion (€4,000,000,000)
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$4.000 millones
€4 billion (€4,000,000,000)


Explanation:
Hello Manuel,
Your text has the euro sign. Since both in the UK and in the US a billion is 1 with nine zeros while in Spanish speaking countries it is 1 with twelve zeros, I would use the word "billion" but absolutely put the full figure in numbers next to it, in brackets, so that it is unambiguous and to avoid any confusion.

Patricia Tregoning
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:55
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Francois Boye
1 hr
  -> Thank you Francois

agree  Sofia Bengoa
3 hrs
  -> Gracias Sofía

agree  AllegroTrans
6 hrs
  -> Thank you Chris

agree  Alex Ossa
9 hrs
  -> Thank you Alex

agree  njweatherdon
11 hrs
  -> Thank you Nathan

neutral  Robert Carter: The euro symbol cannot be translated as the dollar symbol, and the asker has not stated which country the source is from, so it's an ambiguous question. Saludos.
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