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, yen′ning
intransitive verbyenned, yen·ning, yens
Origin of yenCantonese jyun6 hope, wish from Middle Chinese ŋyan` ( also the source of Mandarin yuàn )
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.