In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1thousandmil quinientos pesos — one thousand five hundred pesos
- un billete de mil — a thousand peso/euro bill
- 20 mil millones de euros — 20 billion euros
- el año mil — the year one thousand
- Las mil y una noches — the Arabian Nights
- se lo he dicho una y mil veces — I've told him a thousand times
- tengo mil cosas que hacer — I have a thousand and one things to do
- a las mil quinientas / a las mil y una — very late
- estar/ponerse a mil — (nervioso) to be/get uptight
1(number) one thousandel dos por mil de la población — two per thousand of the population
- se lo he dicho miles de veces — I've told him hundreds / thousands of times
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