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yen

noun uk   us   /jen/ (plural yen)

yen noun (MONEY)

[C] (symbol ¥) the standard unit of money used in Japan: She earns 400,000 yen a month as an English teacher in Tokyo.the yen [S] the value of the yen, used in comparing the values of different types of money from around the world: The yen fell/rose against (= was worth less/more compared to) the dollar today.

yen noun (WISH)

[C usually singular] informal a strong feeling of wanting or wishing for something: I have a yen for travelling.
Translations of “yen”
in Vietnamese đồng yên (tiền Nhật Bản)…
in Spanish yen…
in Thai ชื่อเงินสกุลของญี่ปุ่น…
in Malaysian yen…
in French yen…
in German der Yen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 日元…
in Indonesian yen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 日元…
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