Adjective "yuan" definition and examples

(Yuan may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/jʊˈɑːn/

Definitions and examples

noun

The basic monetary unit of China, equal to 10 jiao or 100 fen.
  1. 'The United States has urged China to allow greater flexibility in the yuan exchange rate.'
  2. 'China's football giant pays a bonus of millions of yuan when the team wins an important match.'
  3. 'Reports showed that mainland car buyers defaulted on loans of up to 100 billion yuan last year.'
  4. 'The People's Bank of China is increasing the value of the yuan by two per cent.'
  5. 'In the short term, floating the yuan will likely lead to its strengthening.'
  6. 'Revaluing the yuan could catapult China's economy past some of the world's biggest.'
  7. 'Exchange rates for the rouble, the Mongolian tugrik and the Chinese yuan may be inflated on the train.'
  8. 'Since the revaluation, the yuan has gained less than 0.3 percent against the dollar.'
  9. 'They expect Hong Kong to eventually become a testing ground for convertibility of the yuan.'
  10. 'During the late 1980s they had built two large fishing boats that cost half a million yuan.'

proper noun

A dynasty that ruled China 1279–1368, established by the Mongols under Kublai Khan. It preceded the Ming dynasty.

    More definitions

    1. Also called yuan dollar. a copper coin of the Republic of China, equal to 100 cents; dollar.

    2. a paper money, brass or cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of the People's Republic of China, equal to 10 jiao or 100 fen.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "roses can be yuan from beginnings."

    "prices can be yuan in/at/on todays."

    "prices can be yuan due to demands."

    "businesses can be yuan."

    "years can be yuan."

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    Origin

    Chinese, literally ‘round’; compare with yen.