"lei"

Translation:lions

January 8, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/GoatyOaty

Also the currency in Romania, they buy things with lions.

January 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ovidiu_nl

Apparently the name comes from a Dutch coin that was used in the Romanian territories in the 17th century. The coin had a heraldic lion stamped on it, so the Romanians started using"lion" as a generic word for currency.

January 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GoatyOaty

That's interesting!

January 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hector290697

Interesting. :) Mulțumesc.

December 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexusD90

It turns out thr currencies of Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania have the same etimologically names

June 11, 2017
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