Numbers – false friends between Swedish and English

 

There are often incorrect translations from Swedish into English so beware:

Svenska:
1.000.000 – miljon
1.000.000.000 – miljard
1.000.000.000.000 – biljon
1.000.000.000.000.000 – biljard
1.000.000.000.000.000.000 – triljon
1.000.000.000.000.000.000.000 – triljard

English language
1,000,000 – million
1,000,000,000 – billion
1,000,000,000,000 – trillion

A big thank you to Anna-Kirsti Löfgren for helping me with these 🙂

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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