Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “renminbi”

renminbi

noun [S or U]
 
 
/renˈmɪnbi/
MONEY the currency used in China: The word "renminbi" means "the people's currency". Its use is similar to that of "sterling" when referring to the UK currency. Yuan is the name of the main unit of the renminbi currency. You will find that "renminbi" is sometimes used when quoting prices, as in " two thousand renminbi", but this is not strictly correct, and you should say "two thousand yuan" or "two thousand renminbi yuan". The renminbi is fixed against the dollar.
→  See also yuan
(Definition of renminbi from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of renminbi?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “renminbi” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

white Christmas

a Christmas when it snows

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More