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خوش آمدید.... در این وبلاگ سعی دارم آموخته های ناچیز خود را در زمینه زبان انگلیسی با تمام دوستان و هموطنان عزیزم به اشتراک بگذارم ... پیشاپیش هم از دوستان و استادان عزیزی که در این زمینه استاد ما هستند درخواست دارم که اگر خطا یا اشتباهی در وبلاگ دیدند ما را عفو کنند و بنده را مطلع سازند تا آن اشتباهات را اصلاح کنم .... با تشکر علی اکبر عطائی

پنج‌شنبه 15 آذر‌ماه سال 1386
How many is a billion?

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If you are American, it is undoubtedly 1,000,000,000. This amount is known to traditionally minded British people as `a thousand million', and by some more adventurous ones as a 'milliard', though this word has not made as much headway in English as in some other European languages. A trillion is then 1,000,000,000,000, and so on.

If you are British, on the other hand, a billion may be 1,000,000,000,000 (a million million), following the older convention.

If you are neither British nor American, you can take your pick! (Both systems were invented by the French, but are called 'British' and 'American' for convenience.)

Once the business world and the financial press found themselves discussing `thousand millions' so much, the 'American' system simply became more convenient, despite a certain lack of logical tidiness. (A 'British' trillion is the third power of a million, while the 'American' one is the fourth power of a thousand, and the 'American' system continues out of sync with the arithmetic). It also makes the profits sound bigger! The 'American' system is now standard use in British government publications, and is becoming the norm in many other languages.

 

`American'

`British'

1012

trillion

billion

1015

quadrillion

thousand billion

1018

quintillion

trillion

1021

sextillion

thousand trillion

1024

septillion

quadrillion

1027

octillion

thousand quadrillion

1030

nonillion

quintillion

1033

decillion

thousand quintillion

In the 'British' system, it would also possible to use 'billiard' for 'thousand billion', 'trilliard' for 'thousand trillion', etc., but this has not so far caught on.


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