# Question: How do you say 1 million in French?

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Besides cent, theres mille (a thousand), un million (a million), and un milliard (a billion).

There seems to be no authority on this, and I can see the case for each. Yes, you can spell it out, but there sometimes isn't room, especially in tables.

I will say though, in the vast majority of cases, the context makes it clear that you're talking about millions. So it's not for lack of clarity, I just want to know if there is a definitive answer for this.

When writing, I've taken to using lowercase m, I think I picked it up from the economist. Can't we create a standard? Not just Roman numerals, but Roman numerals divorced from their own notative system and mingled with modern mathematical notation? Whoever came up with that one deserves a beating about the head and neck. Without the currency symbol, there could be a chance at confusion with meters in countries that use the decimal standard, depending on context.

### Numbers from 1 to 100 in French

It depends on the context. If you're talking about money then 'm' is pretty much standard.

If you're talking about scientific measurement then it's 'M'. If I saw that I'd assume it meant 2,000 Roman numerals. Without the currency symbol, there could be a chance at confusion with meters in countries that use the decimal standard, depending on context. It depends on the context. There are several right answers to the question. The bond world rules all, one 'm' is 1000s, two 'mm's is millions.

What else you got for me? I would say 'k' is actually more common than using m for smaller trades. You will almost certainly get someone confirming your size if you say 'I want to buy 20m' because depending on the desk a 20,000 trade and 20,000,000 trade are equally likely. The ticket input into the computer How do you say 1 million in French? very likely to be showing an 'm' for ticket size though I never saw anything other than m's for tickets you input into the computer.

So 75 would be the ticket input for 75,000 and 1,150 would be the ticket input for a 1,150,000 as its in 'm' units for tickets. Real How do you say 1 million in French?

### Number to words (number spelling)

is horrible here for instance when an agent asks you 'would you like show an offer on this house' - uh, no you muppet, I am going to show a bid, the owner has already showed an offer and will show a counter offer to my bid when we get to the next stage.

Get that one wrong in the bond market and you have major problems. If I saw that I'd assume it meant 2,000 Roman numerals. Not just Roman numerals, but Roman numerals divorced from their own notative system and mingled with modern mathematical notation? Whoever came up with that one deserves a beating about the head and neck.

To be fair, though, it's probably not easy to put a proper roman million in modern word processing which is an M with a bar on top of it, which I failed to paste in from Wikipedia. Unless you brew beer, then a barrel is 31-gallons. I would never use those terms out of work though.

Then I found out it was thousand. Sad to learn it was standard in that industry that M was a thousand. Ars may earn compensation on sales from links on this site. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast.

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