The Japanese currency is the yen.
- An example of a yen is what those in Japan use for money.
- An example of a yen is someone's strong want to have a specific type of job.
Origin of yenSino-Japanese en, literally , round
Origin of yenprobably ; from Cantonese yan, smoke (n.), opium
intransitive verbyenned yenned, yen·ning, yens
Origin of yenCantonese jyun6, hope, wish, from Middle Chinese ŋyan` (also the source of Mandarin yuàn).
nounpl. yen yen
Origin of yenJapanese en (romanized as yen, in the first European systems for romanizing Japanese, reflecting Japanese pronunciation of the 16th century), from Middle Chinese yan, round (in reference to the shape of the coin); also the source of Mandarin yuán, round; see yuan.
From Japanese å†† (en, earlier yen), from Middle Chinese åœ“ (É£Ã¼en "circle" >"round coin") (compare Mandarin yuÃ¡n å…ƒ, Korean won ì›).
(third-person singular simple present yens, present participle yenning, simple past and past participle yenned)
- To have a strong desire for.
From yen-yen (“a craving for opium"), from Mandarin è¸ç™® (Mandarin: yÄnyÇn; Cantonese: yin1yan5, “addiction, craving (for opium)").
yen - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency of the Japanese government. While prices fluctuate, as of this printing it takes about 110 to 130 yen to purchase one U.S. dollar. The symbol is ¥, or is written as JPY.