All those zeros confusing you? This wee chart should help.
|十億||1,000,000,000||billion (Br. thousand million)|
|兆(chou)||1,000,000,000,000||trillion (Br. billion)|
|京(kei, kyou)||10,000,000,000,000,000||ten quadrillion|
God this chart helps!
(my current job requires me to with numbers between Japanese and English and I can never get it right)
Yeah, I always have trouble with numbers! Drives me crazy! Tooooooooooooo many zeros!
Have you ever had to deal with a number as big as 「京」? Do you know if it is pronounced “kei” or “kyou”? I have never heard anyone say it, so I can’t confirm!