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"drei Millionen"

Translation:three million

February 13, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yaliyev

which is more common in english: three millions or three million?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/squaredomino

We would only ever use 'three million'. Unless you are saying something more general like 'He has millions'. But if you are using a number in front of it, then it's always 'million'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yaliyev

Millions of thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClockworkCat

I'd say that 'millions' can be used if you're counting sets of one million. As in, 'three millions' could refer to 'three sets on one million'. As stated before, it is more common without a number in front of it, as in 'he has millions.'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VirgilJSchmidt

I think this is a good way to think about it when speaking German. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruthlilycat

The weird thing is previously it said that MILLIONEN was billion! I thought it was weird, did anyone else see that?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wzh

There must be difference, but I did not notice that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruthlilycat

I found it, BILLION is MILLARDEN, MILLION is MILLIONEN - similar type of words, no wonder I was pretty confused.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertLunkez

Well, shouldn't this sentence have introduced with 'D' ? It's the beginning of the sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yaliyev

Probably their intention was that it is just a phrase not a sentence.

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