Subject Re: [ib-support] [OT] Billion
Author Helen Borrie
At 08:33 AM 23-11-01 +0100, Jordi wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Claudio Valderrama C." <cvalde@...>
> >That's how I learned it in Spanish, too, whether it's the most correct way
> >or not:
> >
> >10^6 Millón
> >10^9 Mil millones (didn't check the dicctionary for a name)
> >10^12 Billón
> >10^15 Mill billones (again, didn't check the dictionary)
> >10^18 Trillón
>I heard "miliardo" sometimes for 10^9, but I think it's not common use, I
>learned "mil millones" too
The Collins English Dictionary has "milliard" for 10^9 but, surprisingly, under "billiard" it has only an entry in the plural, describing that weird game where Irishmen use broomsticks to poke little coloured balls all over a green table, with little pockets to stop the balls rolling off the corners and sides and falling on the floor. ;-)


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