Translation:Ten, a hundred, a thousand, a million, a billion
In Esperanto, the commas and periods are switched. That number is 1.000.000, not the other way around.
Only partially. In Esperanto the decimal marker is "," (comma) rather than "." (full stop), but the thousands separator is a non-breaking space rather than either of them. This is in line with the SI (Système International) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) rules for language-neutral numbers.
which billion Im british but I know duolingo uses the american flag for english
We in the UK now use the traditionally US scale (the short system). So, for every English-speaking country, it is now Million, billion, trillion etc. But, Esperanto uses the old system, which goes Million, milliard, billion, billiard etc.
I don't think it is an old system, it is quite live, because many contries use this system though. Including Russia and other countries.
I love that map. I didn't know there were other systems
"Using neither". It's like, "we are not gonna play your game, westerners!"
Haha, those guys are cool :DD
Thanks a lot for sharing such interesting information!
Ah, I see now!! Thank you for telling.
It is a very interesting thing actually.
I find the word billion very confusing. My native language is UK English but was born, and educated, well before the government started to use 10^9. Whenever billion is used I still, initially, think 10^12. People I know still use the English word "milliard" for 10^9, probably because they are just being awkward. However, it did mean that I could remember the Esperanto word for 10^9. Edit: I am pleased that Duo accepts milliard for 10^9 and billion for 10^12. I'll have to try using milliard next time.
To be fair, they have invented a fair bit of it. BIllion is one of those cases where they have changed the meaning of the word. UK English was probably changing faster than American English up until the second half of the last century.
Perhaps Esperanto should give up on the confusing large number controversy and use an adaption of SI prefixes for the words: megao, gigao, terao, petao, eksao, zetao, jotao. Gigavato = gigao da vatoj.
ten, one hundred, one thousand, one million, one billion, would be a more common way of saying the above numbers.
I answered "Ten, one hundred, one thousand, one million, one billion." and it did not count it wrong.
I tried "Ten, hundred, thousand, million, milliard." and that also worked, and it gave me what you said, except with "a" instead of "one", as a suggested alternate answer.
Quick question: how would you say "Tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, hundred thousands, millions, billions, etc."? Specifically, I wish to know how to say the place values of digits in a number.
I think it's "dekoj, centoj, miloj, dek miloj, cent miloj, milionoj, miliardoj". In other words, I think you simply turn them into nouns by adding -o. "Hundreds of thousands" would be "centoj da miloj".
What if milio is actually 1/1000000 and miliono is just 1/(1/1000000))=1000000? O_o
what is milliard? This is what duo gave me as a correction in English translation, the word "milliard"
So what's a trillion? Quadrillion? Septillion? Sechstillion? Quintillion? Achtillion!?