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    #1

    instead

    Our client does not want us to send him a check in Hong Kong dollars; instead he wants it in China Reminibi dollars.

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    Re: instead

    I would write '... Dollar. Instead,', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: instead

    Simpler: Our client wants a check in Chinese Reminibi dollars, not Hong Kong dollars.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: instead

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Chinese Reminibi dollars
    I don't know whether it is more common, but I found the term 'Chinese Yuan Renminbi'.

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    #5

    Re: instead

    Renminbi aren't dollars.

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    #6

    Re: instead

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I don't know whether it is more common, but I found the term 'Chinese Yuan Renminbi'.
    I thought renminbi was the official name of the currency and yuan the name for the cash.
    Last edited by Tdol; 13-Jun-2015 at 15:09. Reason: capitals

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    Re: instead

    Along with dollars, yen, pounds and euros, I see no reason to capitalise renminbi and yuan.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 12-Jun-2015 at 22:08.

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    Re: instead

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I thought Renminbi was the official name of the currency and Yuan the name for the cash.
    Renminbi is the phonetic transliteration of “人民币”, which means 'the people's money' and is the name of the Chinese currency.
    Yuan is the phonetic transliteration of “”, which means 'dollar'.

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