Translation of trillion in Spanish:

trillion

billón, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪljən//ˈtrɪljən/

noun

  • 1

    (million millions: 10)
    billón masculine
    • Estimates for the total cost of reunification range from hundreds of billion to a few trillion dollars.
    • Scientists tell us that just after the ‘big bang’ the temperature was 100 million trillion trillion degrees.
    • The most distant objects in the universe are about a hundred billion trillion miles away.
    • The signal is thought to have been transmitted 31 million years ago and travelled 182 trillion miles to reach us on Earth.
    • After all, it only has a population of 33 million and a GDP of $1.07 trillion.
    • Japan's total savings market of 44 million households is about $10 trillion, or half the U.S. market.
    • There are now more than 200 million vehicles traveling 5 trillion miles per year in the United States alone.
    • Government data shows that Indonesia has reserves of 10 billion barrels of oil and 150 trillion cubic feet of gas.
    • And if we keep doing that we'll get the national debt down to about $1.1 trillion over the next 10 years.
    • Neutrinos are extremely abundant in nature - trillions of them are passing through us at any given moment.
    • BAT sold 800 billion of the 5.3 trillion cigarettes in the global market last year.
    • The loans, which amount to trillions of yen, are seen as a key hurdle to economic revival.
    • Why do we need trillions of dollars worth of prescription drugs.
    • These companies employ about six million Canadians and generate as much as $1.3 trillion in gross annual sales.
    • The federal government spends over $2 trillion annually on more than 1,000 programs.
    • Their business with each other exceeds $2.5 trillion a year and provides jobs for some 12 million workers.
    • Estimates show Spanish Point could contain up to 1.1 trillion cubic feet of gas and 112 millions of barrels of oil in the nearby Burren field.
    • Orders are placed for 100 million cars, at a cost of a trillion dollars - a major boost to the economy.
    • The planet's electromagnetic field is decaying due to the outer core of the Earth, itself a ball of trillions of tons of liquid metal, having stopped moving.
    • This resulted in the quadrupling of the debt from $568 billion US to about $2 trillion US.

    The word trillón is increasingly being used to translate this sense of trillion but this use is not accepted by the Real Academia Española

  • 2dated

    (in UK: 10)
    trillón masculine
    see also hundred
    • Furthermore, the British trillion is a million times of its American counterpart!
    • A British trillion used to be one million American trillions, but they are mostly the same now.