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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
currency /'kʌrənsi/
  • danh từ
    • sự lưu hành; thời gian lưu hành ((thường) nói về tiền tệ)
    • tiền, tiền tệ
      • foreign currency: tiền nước ngoài, ngoại tệ
      • paper currency: tiền giấy
    • (nghĩa bóng) sự phổ biến, sự thịnh hành
      • to gain currency: trở thành phổ biến
Concise Dictionary
+the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
+general acceptance or use
+a current state of general acceptance and use
+the property of belonging to the present time

Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun (plural currencies)
1 [C, U] the system of money that a country uses: trading in foreign currencies + a single European currency + You'll need some cash in local currency but you can also use your credit card.
2 [U] the fact that sth is used or accepted by a lot of people: The term 'post-industrial' now has wide currency. + The qualification has gained currency all over the world.
Collocation Dictionary

1 money used in a particular country


domestic | foreign
They prefer to be paid in foreign currencies.
| common, international
US dollars are considered common currency in international transactions.
| local
You can convert sterling into the local currency.
| national | European, Japanese, etc. | single
the single European currency
| major | stable, strong
A stable currency means that your savings do not diminish in value
| weak | hard | convertible


change, convert sth into/to, exchange | buy, sell | devalue | support
The fund supports weak currencies.
| raise
The country needs to raise enough hard currency to pay for its oil imports.


rise | fall | float, fluctuate
For four months all major currencies floated. The system allows currencies to fluctuate within certain limits.


conversion, exchange, translation
The disappointing profits are due to unfavourable currency translations.
| markets
They make money by speculating on the currency markets.
| deal, dealing, speculation, trade, trading | dealer, speculator, trader | crisis | fluctuation, movements | devaluation | system | reform | reserves


in … ~
She had £50 in foreign currency.

2 being believed/accepted/used by many people


general, wide, widespread


enjoy, have
This belief has general currency.
| gain
How did the idea gain currency?

More information about CURRENCIES


unit of money in a country change/convert sth into/to ~
I want to change 100 dollars into euros.

buy, sell ~
The bank will sell you one Russian rouble for 4.14 Japanese yen.

Many of the collocates of MONEY (for example make, spend) can also be used with currencies:The country spends millions of dollars on overseas aid every year.

50-, 100-, etc. ~ coin/note
a pound coin

50-, 100-, etc. dollar bill for a ~
How many dinars will I get for a dollar?

in (the) ~
The contract is denominated in euros. a tax of 30p in the pound

~ for ~
The company promises to match any money the charity makes dollar for dollar.

~'s worth of sth
a million pound's worth of books

value of a currency compared with others high, rising, strong ~
Business should benefit from a stronger euro.

falling, low, weak ~
The yen gained 10 points against a weak dollar.

over-valued ~
Research suggests that the pound is over-valued.

float ~
The UK floated sterling in June 1972.

devalue ~
The Fiji dollar may have to be devalued.

defend, prop up, protect, shore up, support ~
She dismissed suggestions that the central bank would intervene to prop up the euro.

~ be worth sth
One Saudi Arabian riyal is worth approximately 0.27 US dollars.

~ strengthen
The peso strengthened on the foreign exchanges.

~ come under pressure
The pound came under pressure against the dollar.

~ close, open
The pound closed yesterday at 1.4130 dollars.

~ be fixed/pegged to
Many emerging countries have their currencies pegged to the dollar.

~ value
The dollar value of the stock rose to $11.5 billion.

~ terms
The rise in government spending was equivalent to only 9% in dollar terms.

~ exchange rate
All prices are based on the South African rand exchange rate.

~ traveller's cheques
sterling traveller's cheques

~ equivalent
She was paid the dollar equivalent of £10 000.

against the ~
The yen has strengthened against the pound.

to the ~
How many dollars are there to the pound?

depreciation/devaluation/reflation of the ~
the devaluation of the peso in 1994

a run on the ~
The government increased interest rates to avoid a run on the rouble

(= sudden large buying of the currency).

the value of the ~
a rise in the value of the euro

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