Meaning of YEN in English

YEN

transcription, транскрипция: [ jen ]

( yen)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

The yen is the unit of currency used in Japan.

She’s got a part-time job for which she earns 2,000 yen a month.

N-COUNT : usu num N

The yen is also used to refer to the Japanese currency system.

...sterling’s devaluation against the dollar and the yen.

N-SING : the N

2.

If you have a yen to do something, you have a strong desire to do it.

Mike had a yen to try cycling...

= yearning

N-SING : usu a N , N to-inf , N for n

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