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    #11

    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Can I assume that the word "exchange" in your title was an error?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #12

    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Can I assume that the word "exchange" in your title was an error?

    How do you mean? Foreign exchange means foreign money. Doesn't it?

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    #13

    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Titles should include the words you're asking us about. Your actual post didn't mention "foreign exchange" at all.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #14

    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    So this is fine? :

    Foreign tourists bring foreign currency to the host country.
    In that sentence the "host country" could be any country. Is that the way you mean to word your sentence?
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    #15

    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Right now my country is cut off from financial system of the world due to some problems.

    I want to emphasize that tourists bring dollars and spend them here. So I want to focus on the foreign exchange part.
    Perhaps:

    We want tourists to come here and spend money.

    I'm not sure why you want to emphasize that those people are foreigners.
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    #16

    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Perhaps:

    We want tourists to come here and spend money.

    I'm not sure why you want to emphasize that those people are foreigners.
    If your country is subject to severe international sanctions, every foreign tourist brings in some hard currency which can be used to buy imports. The same principle applied in the old Iron Curtain countries of the Soviet bloc, but it was self-imposed: those countries had an economic system that made their currencies practically worthless for foreign trade outside of the bloc.
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    #17

    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    What do you mean? Foreign exchange means foreign money. Doesn't it?
    "What do you mean?" is the expression. We don't say, "How do you mean?"
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    #18

    Re: we need foreign exchange

    OK. Perhaps:

    We want foreigners to come here and spend lots of money.
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    #19

    Re: we need foreign exchange

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    OK. Perhaps:

    We want foreigners to come here and spend lots of money.
    That still misses what I think is a key point of the sentence: Iran wants foreigners to bring hard currency which the country can exchange for products that are not otherwise available.

    alpacinoutd, have I guessed right?
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    #20

    Re: we need foreign exchange

    hard currency - money that is not likely to lose its value and may be preferred over the domestic currency
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