Decimal marks in numbers in Mexican Spanish

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Decimal marks in numbers in Mexican Spanish

Postby Larry G » 2016-01-10, 15:53

Hi everyone,

Just returned from a long visit to Mexico and noticed an anomaly. In currency, the decimal mark in numbers was used as in American English such as $49,000.00.

However on items such as soda cans, these were mark as 1,5 L, as in French. So does Mexico follow the U.S. example or that of continental Europe? I DID some some items were bilingual in Spanish and Portuguese. So I expect this could play into it.

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Re: Decimal marks in numbers in Mexican Spanish

Postby Carlos_Halliwell » 2016-01-16, 7:30

Larry G wrote:Hi everyone,

Just returned from a long visit to Mexico and noticed an anomaly. In currency, the decimal mark in numbers was used as in American English such as $49,000.00.

However on items such as soda cans, these were mark as 1,5 L, as in French. So does Mexico follow the U.S. example or that of continental Europe? I DID some some items were bilingual in Spanish and Portuguese. So I expect this could play into it.

We use the same decimal mark that Americans do.

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