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A strong desire or inclination; a yearning or craving.
intr.v. yenned, yen·ning, yens
To have a strong desire or inclination; yearn.
[Cantonese jyun6, hope, wish, from Middle Chinese ŋyan` (also the source of Mandarin yuàn).]
n. pl. yen
See Table at currency.
[Japanese en (romanized as yen in the first European systems for romanizing Japanese, reflecting Japanese pronunciation of the 16th century), from Middle Chinese yan, round (in reference to the shape of the coin); also the source of Mandarin yuán, round; see yuan.]
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n, pl yen
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Japan, (notionally) divided into 100 sen
[C19: from Japanese en, from Chinese yüan circular object, dollar]
a passionate, ardent, or intense longing or desire
vb, yens, yenning or yenned
(intr) to yearn
[perhaps from Chinese (Cantonese) yăn a craving, addiction]
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n., pl. yen.
the basic monetary unit of Japan.
[1870–75; < Japanese (y)en < Chinese yuán yuan]
n., v. yenned, yen•ning. n.
1. a desire or craving.v.i.
2. to have a craving; yearn.
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Past participle: yenned
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|Noun||1.||yen - a yearning for something or to do something|
|2.||yen - the basic unit of money in Japan; equal to 100 sen|
sen - a fractional monetary unit of Japan and Indonesia and Cambodia; equal to one hundredth of a yen or rupiah or riel
Japanese monetary unit - monetary unit in Japan
|Verb||1.||yen - have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"|
die - languish as with love or desire; "She dying for a cigarette"; "I was dying to leave"
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noun longing, desire, craving, yearning, passion, hunger, ache, itch, thirst, hankering Mike had a yen to try cycling.
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يَن: وِحْدَة النَّقْد الياباني
Japon para birimiyen
1. (= currency) → yen m
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(= currency) → yen m
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n (Fin) → Yen m
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yen1 [jɛn] n (currency) → yen m inv
yen2 [jɛn] n (fam) to have a yen to do sth → avere una gran voglia di fare qc
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yen(jen) – plural yen – noun
the standard unit of Japanese currency. jen يَن: وِحْدَة النَّقْد الياباني йена iene jen der Yen yen γεν (το νόμισμα της Ιαπωνίας) yen jeen ین jeni yen יֶן (מטבע יפני) जापानी मुद्रा jen jen (japán pénzegység) yen yen yen 円 엔(円)(일본의 화폐 단위 jena jena yen yenyenjen دجاپان پولى واحد iene yen иена jen jen jen yen ชื่อเงินสกุลของญี่ปุ่น Japon para birimi, yen 日圓 ієна جاپان کا معیاری سکّہ đồng yên (tiền Nhật Bản) 日元
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