yen ~ yen
[the same pronunciation that rhymes with ‘ten’]
“Yen” (noun) is ‘the standard currency (money) of Japan – with the symbol “¥” and written as JPY – with the plural form the same ‘yen’’,
The Japanese tourist showed some yen to the tourists from other countries.
The pound sterling fell by 14 percent against the yen last month. [i.e. the British currency decreased in value in relation to the Japanese yen]
“Yen”, as a noun, is ‘a strong liking or desire; yearn’, as a verb, it is ‘to have a strong desire for something or to do something’,
She has a yen for visiting places, particularly places with religious importance.
She yenned to visit the place of her birth in her last days.
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