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This article concerns the currency unit. For other uses, see Yuan (disambiguation).

Yuan (Traditional Chinese: 元 or 圓; Simplified Chinese: 元; Hanyu Pinyin: yuán; Wade-Giles: yüan) is, in the Chinese language, the base unit of a currency; for example, the US dollar is Mei yuan (美元). However, in international context, yuan as an English word refers to the Renminbi (RMB¥, CN$), the official currency of the People's Republic of China. The English pronunciation is /ju:'æn/, although in Chinese the word is one syllable. In some parts of China, it is colloquially known as the Kuai. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... 100 Renminbi Yuan issued in 1999 The renminbi (Simplified Chinese: 人民币; Traditional Chinese: 人民幣; pinyin: ; literally peoples currency) is the official currency in the mainland of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Yuan can refer to the following: Yuan is the basic unit of currency in China Yuan Dynasty (元朝), also called the Mongol Dynasty, of China Yuan, one of several Chinese family names; 袁, å…ƒ, è‹‘, 原, 源, 爰 in Mandarin; 阮, 垣, 玄 in Cantonese. ... Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Simplified Chinese characters (Simplified Chinese: 简体字; Traditional Chinese: 簡體字; pinyin: jiÇŽntǐzì; also called 简化字/簡化字, jiÇŽnhuàzì) are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Pinyin (拼音, Pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin used in the... Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ... Chinese (written) language (pinyin: zhōngw n) written in Chinese characters The Chinese language (汉语/漢語, 华语/華語, or 中文; Pinyin: H nyǔ, Hu yǔ, or Zhōngw n) is a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... 100 Renminbi Yuan issued in 1999 The renminbi (Simplified Chinese: 人民币; Traditional Chinese: 人民幣; Hanyu Pinyin: ; literally peoples currency) is the official currency in the mainland of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Yuan. ...

Two Yuan bank notes dating 1926(bottom row), and 1936(top row).
Two Yuan bank notes dating 1926(bottom row), and 1936(top row).
Collection of Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) paper currency.
Collection of Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) paper currency.

As with the Chinese numerals, this character has two forms — a less formal form (元) and a more formal form (圓 or 圆) used to prevent alterations and accounting mistakes. The Japanese yen was originally also written 圓, but is now represented by the simplified character 円. The Korean won used to be written 圓, but is now written as 원 in hangul exclusively. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4256x1914, 5715 KB) Summary Front and back side of 5 Yaun notes. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4256x1914, 5715 KB) Summary Front and back side of 5 Yaun notes. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1087x1483, 834 KB) Summary Collection of Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) paper notes. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1087x1483, 834 KB) Summary Collection of Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) paper notes. ... Today, speakers of Chinese use three numeral systems: There is the ubiquitous system of Arabic digits and two ancient Chinese numeral systems. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... World Opponent Network or WON was an online gaming service, created by Sierra Games as the Sierra Internet Gaming System (SIGS). ...


One yuan is divided into 10 jiao (角) or colloquially mao (毛). One jiao is divided into 10 fen (分). In Cantonese, jiao and fen are called ho (毫) and sin (仙). This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ...


Yuan in Chinese literally means a round object or round coin. In Qing dynasty, Yuan was a silver coin in round shape.


Shop prices in mainland China and Taiwan are usually marked with 元 after the digits. In mainland China, Ұ (a Y with one crossbar) before the digits is also common. This sign is not used in Hong Kong and Macau in favor of the dollar sign ($). For Hong Kong dollars, symbol HKD and HK$ are used internationally. In Macau, "MOP" is also usually used for its currency, the pataca. The highlighted area in the map is what is commonly known as mainland China. Mainland China (Simplified Chinese: 中国大陆; Traditional Chinese: 中國大陸; Hanyu Pinyin: , lit. ... The dollar is the name of the official currency in several countries, dependencies and other regions (see list below), including the US dollar, the worlds most widely circulated currency (see list below). ... The Hong Kong dollar (currency code HKD) is the currency of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China, and has been the currency of Hong Kong since 1937. ... The Hong Kong Dollar (ISO 4217: HKD) is the official currency of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) within the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Hong Kong Dollar (ISO 4217: HKD) is the official currency of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) within the Peoples Republic of China. ... The pataca is the monetary unit of Macau (currency code MOP; Chinese: 澳門圓), made up of 100 avos. ...


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