What is the usual colloquial term for a number with an exponent in English? Is there something similar to 2 times 31 for "2*31"? What would you say if you were casually talking about such a number with another developer while you are both waiting in line to grab a cup of coffee?
In German we say 2 hoch 31, but all the English forms I know (such as 2 raised to the power of 31 or the 31st power of 2) sound a bit too wordy to me. So, I am curious if there is any shorter, crisp term to communicate such a number to another developer in an informal, spoken context.