"lei"

Translation:lions

January 8, 2017

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GoatyOaty

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GoatyOaty

That's interesting!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hector290697

Interesting. :) Mulțumesc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexusD90

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

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