You are correct! But you'll find using 块 or 块钱 (kuaì qián) to be more used.
It is. By the way ¥ is the financial symbol (not Chinese character) for Yuan
Because yuans and dollars are not the same. Yuan is the name of the Chinese currency.
I was very confused after I typed 8 dollars and found it wrong. I believe that Duolingo needs to put correct translations. I understand that the Chinese yuan is LIKE the American dollar, but it certainly is not the same, because I got it wrong.
When they ask for the english translation why i get it wrong when i put "eight dollars"
Shouldn't it be "ba kuai yuan"? I thought money always needed the measure word.
Never heard it before. Judging from the other comments, currency is involved. Hm.
What does Angelina define as in chinese? With the words separated into meaning, I mean. Thanks!
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because it is not Dollars, it is Yuán ¥. think the same when you talk about Euro € or Pounds £ and Dollars $ , are those the same?
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Can someone explain more why 8 yen was not accepted as an English translation?
Yen is the Japanese currency. Yuan is the Chinese currency. There is a little bit of a difference. If you look at the translations, yen is not one of them. I also got confused when there was nothing to translate.
this really gets me mad because Yuan is the meaning of dollars and when it tells me to write it in English it says it is wrong when I put it as $ or dollars.
They put dollars so u can understand is the chinese money. Not cuz yuan and dollar are the same.
Yuan is the english translation of their currency name. For example, you wouldnt call British pounds British 'dollars'.
Yuan is the primary denomination of China's currency, the Renminbi. Like saying "Eight Dollars".
Yuan is the currency in China. It's like saying "eight yen/rand/euros/dollars/baht/(etc)" in other currencies
Yuan or renminbi is the name of the currency in China. Like "Eight dollars".