bilhão

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French billion.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [biˈʎɐ̃w̃]
  • Hyphenation: bi‧lhão

Noun[edit]

bilhão m (plural bilhões)

  1. (Brazil) billion (short scale, 109)
  2. (Portugal) trillion (long scale, 1012)

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Usage notes[edit]

Brazil (along with the United States and the UK) has adopted the long scale large-number naming system. Brazilian Portuguese bilhão corresponds to mil milhões (thousand millions) in European Portuguese.[1]

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:bilhão.

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