Do you know what the word “currency” means?
It’s the money used in a country.
Do you know the name of Japan’s currency?
It’s the Japanese Yen or Yen ￥
In 🇯🇵 it’s written as えん
Each country has its own currency. Each country’s currency has its own value, printed money 💵 and coins.
Here are some examples:
What’s the name of the currency in your country?
What if I am in 🇯🇵 and I want to know how much something costs in 🇨🇦 dollars?
You need to know the exchange rate.
Have you heard the word "exchange rate” before?
Knowing the exchange rate lets you know the value of items in different currencies or how much your currency is worth.
$1 🇨🇦 is worth about 90 Japanese Yen (¥ = symbol for Yen)
Here are some examples of converting the price in 🇯🇵¥ to 🇨🇦💲
What if you want to know how much your 🇨🇦 $ are worth in 🇯🇵 ¥ ?
💻 Prefer to watch the video?
In this video, Stella will:
🍥 Say the cost of items in Japanese
🍥 Take you shopping and add up the total cost in 🇯🇵¥
🍥 Compare the cost in 🇯🇵¥ to 🇨🇦💲
🍥 Show you what some Japanese coins look like
✍🏻 Want to keep practicing? Download the practice worksheet
Sheri & Stella like to travel and learn new languages. Join Stella on her Japanese language learning journey.