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    How do you pronounc "Yuan." Chinese money?

    Serious question. Not a joke.

    How do you pronounce "Yuan?"

    Also, why do I hear Renminbi and also Yuan as the name for the money.

    It's like having 2 names for the same money.

    I read on wiki that a Yuan is a deonomiation. 1? of the RMB.

    How do you pronounce "Yuan?"


    Thanks.
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    if you read wiki surely you already know the answer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    if you read wiki surely you already know the answer....
    No.

    Wikie phonemic is unclear. In fact, ther is NO phonemic to pronounce the word.

    I checked.

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    ^^

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    I think there are 2 "official" currencies in that country, the foreigner notes, and the local notes

    Yuan is the local notes or the other way around,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    I think there are 2 "official" currencies in that country, the foreigner notes, and the local notes

    Yuan is the local notes or the other way around,
    Thank you Butterfly.

    Now, how do we say this word?

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    Just asked a Chinese mate of mine -

    The way he says it it sounds like oowan - the first two 'o''s should be more like one and a half "o"'s - if you know what I mean - and middle tone - the wan bit is lower tone and the enphasis is on this sylable.

    Closest I could get - he comes from Shanghai and it may be a local accent - some bloody help that is !

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    Yoo arn (without the R sound)
    The Renminbi is another word for the same thing. the cummunists term for it.
    Literal translation, 'peoples money'.
    You may also hear 'kuai'. used as 'buck' is for dollar.
    ("That shirt is 100 kuai")
    I live in China and have for 10 years by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Pom View Post
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    same name/pronunciation as my last GF in NZ - from Taiwan. She too had a fancy for yuan, or more correctly, dollars.
    Friends referred to her as Fifty Cents.

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    You~un and Rem~En~Bee I have heard socially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    I think there are 2 "official" currencies in that country, the foreigner notes, and the local notes

    Yuan is the local notes or the other way around,
    not at all.
    Many years ago foreigners coming to China would be issued FEC (foreign exchange currency) at an exorbitant rate to the USD and which bore no relation to the value of the Yuan, which could only be used at certain designated stores and couldn't be reconverted to dollars on leaving.
    Those days are LONG gone thankfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Pom View Post
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    same name/pronunciation as my last GF in NZ - from Taiwan. She too had a fancy for yuan, or more correctly, dollars.
    Friends referred to her as Fifty Cents.
    Taiwan uses Taiwan Dollars (NT) like Hong kong.

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    Thank you Thai Pom, Happy, Dug and the others. !! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug
    Taiwan uses Taiwan Dollars (NT) like Hong kong.
    Hong Kong uses Hong Kong Dollars HKD
    Taiwan uses Taiwan Dollars TWD

    1 HKD = about 4 TWD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dug
    Taiwan uses Taiwan Dollars (NT) like Hong kong.
    Hong Kong uses Hong Kong Dollars HKD
    Taiwan uses Taiwan Dollars TWD

    1 HKD = about 4 TWD
    Correct.
    The TWD is refered to as the 'NT', short for 'New Taiwan Dollar'

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    In Cambodia those Vietnamese whores are called yuan by the khmers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    I think there are 2 "official" currencies in that country, the foreigner notes, and the local notes

    Yuan is the local notes or the other way around,
    wtf ! This is utter nonsense.
    Yuan is the chinese word for money. Renminbi is the name of their currency.
    Last edited by wefearourdespot; 02-11-2009 at 08:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    In Cambodia those Vietnamese whores are called yuan by the khmers

    Is this stupid post deleted yet?

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    uwan pronounced fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    In Cambodia those Vietnamese whores are called yuan by the khmers

    Is this stupid post deleted yet?
    why would it be deleted? Have you been to Phnom Pehn?

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    The Vietnamese have bigger tits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarvis View Post
    The Vietnamese have bigger tits
    but the biggest one is known as dr candy

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