yen Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “yen” in the English Dictionary

"yen" in British English

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uk   us   /jen/ (plural yen)

yen noun (MONEY)

[C] (symbol ¥) the ​standardunit of ​money used in Japan: She ​earns 400,000 yen a ​month as an ​Englishteacher 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 ​strongfeeling of ​wanting or ​wishing for something: I have a yen fortravelling.
(Definition of yen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"yen" in American English

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yennoun [C usually sing]

 us   /jen/ infml
a ​strong but often ​sudden and ​temporarydesire: That ​day she had a yen for ​pizza.
(Definition of yen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"yen" in Business English

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yennoun [C]

uk   us   /jen/ (plural yen)
MONEY the ​standardunit of ​money used in Japan: The ​stockrose 2,000 yen to 375,000. The ​companyplans to ​cut 800 ​jobs, ​saving an ​estimated 3 ​billion yen in ​costs.
(also the yen) (also the Japanese yen) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the ​value of the yen compared to the ​value of ​currencies of other countries: The ​dollarrose against the yen.
(Definition of yen from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “yen”
in Spanish yen…
in Vietnamese đồng yên (tiền Nhật Bản)…
in Malaysian yen…
in Thai ชื่อเงินสกุลของญี่ปุ่น…
in French yen…
in German der Yen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 日元…
in Indonesian yen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 日元…
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