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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The basic unit of money in Japan. Also: A desire.

Usage examples (33)
  • I had a yen to go see the new film at the theater.
  • 3RD LD: Extra budget to top 2.7 trillion yen to cope with rising yen+
  • Providing support for the yen is the steady stream of Japanese companies converting foreign earnings back into their home currency.
  • Perhaps that is what we call yen fen (predestined romance); they started dating each other soon afterward, and tied the knot after six months. for more
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