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Is "one billion" equivalent to "eine Billion"?

15 Sep 2015
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"One million" in English is equivalent to "eine Million" in German – but are you aware of the following false friends?

German   English
eine Milliarde = one billion
eine Billion
= one trillion
 eine Billiarde
= one quadrillion

To say the least, making mistakes here can lead to much confusion. Therefore: Be careful to double-check translated documents that contain these numbers.

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