In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(zero)cero masculineI got nought out of ten for spelling — saqué un cero en ortografía
- The bill from the hotel came to 1644 Turkish lira followed by six noughts.
- I once had to pay a tax bill with a serious number of noughts on it.
- The more precise figure is a big number with a lot of noughts: £5,842, 700,000,000!
- Inevitably most of the best bits get picked up by the handful of adjacent shopkeepers who can add three noughts to the local price - and get it.
- It's worth spelling that out in noughts - $7,000,000, 000,000-to get the true picture.
- It is the number one followed by 12 noughts; a trillion pounds is roughly equivalent to the combined gross domestic product of the world's 155 least wealthy nations.
- When the money came through, I went to the cash machine, pressed that little button and saw all the noughts come up at the end.
- If there's something that sets my tolerance barometer to nought it's people suggesting presents for people they don't know.
- From July 1 every 10,000 of the old lei will be exchanged for one new leu, knocking four noughts off the currency.
- ‘Er, no, an eight-figure sum,’ said Gerald Krasner, trying to keep a grip on all the noughts.
- Just to see a ‘one’ with those six noughts next to it is hard to believe.
- It is far from the first time a country has dispensed with excess noughts - some 50 countries have done so since Germany in 1923.
- Multiply population by wealth and compare the two countries - you will have to get rid of some of the noughts or your calculator will overload.
- I thought it was €30,000 I had won but there was a couple of more noughts!
- Smailes added: ‘It will add two or three noughts to the value of a painting.’
- In pre-euro days, Italians had little confidence in the lira - and no wonder, with all those absurd noughts that required a focusing of the eyes on the dinner bill.
- Sadly, when some ends of the sporting market do business with seven noughts permanently attached, it is hard to admit failure.
- It's dangerous to make moral judgments on the Leeds players just because they have more noughts than us on the end of their salaries.
- The numbers are moving lightning fast, but are very simple: made up of noughts and ones.
- My father worked there for 40 years, I've been a customer for almost another 40, and I still owe it a large number with several noughts on the end.
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