billion

USAGE NOTE
The plural of "billion" is "billion" or "billions."
billion(
bihl
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yihn
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (a thousand million)
a. mil millones
There are currently seven billion people living on Earth.Actualmente en la Tierra viven siete mil millones de personas.
b. millardo
The company, now valued at $19 billion, was set up in 1996.La empresa, ahora valorada en 19 millardos de dólares, se estableció en 1996.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (a thousand million)
a. mil millones
How much is the company worth? - A billion.¿En cuánto está valorada la empresa? - Mil millones.
b. el millardo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
An extra billion was added to cover the interest on the loan.Se agregó otro millardo para cubrir los intereses del préstamo.
3.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(a million million) (United Kingdom)
a. el billón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
How many billions of grains of sand are there on a beach?¿Cuántos billones de granos de arena constituyen una playa?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(vast quantity)
a. el millón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I have a billion things to do before the end of the day.Tengo un millón de cosas que hacer antes de que se acabe el día.
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billion
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el mil millones mpl, millardo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (old-fashioned) (United Kingdom)
a. el billón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (colloquial)
a.
I've got billions of things to do!tengo miles de cosas que hacer
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billion [ˈbɪlɪən]
noun
billion billions (thousand million) mil millones (m); (Britain) (million million) billón (m)
I've told you a billion times te lo he dicho infinidad de veces
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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