為替

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: S
Irregular
Alternative spelling
爲替 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of 交わし (kawashi, an exchange), from 交わす (kawasu, to exchange).

Noun[edit]

為替(かわせ) (kawase

  1. money order
    ()(じゅう)(まん)(えん)(しき)(きん)為替(かわせ)(そう)(きん)します。
    Nijūman en no shikikin o kawase de sōkin shimasu.
    I'll send you the ¥200,000 deposit by money order.
  2. money exchange
    (がい)(こく)為替(かわせ)
    gaikoku kawase
    foreign [currency] exchange

See also[edit]

  • 交わせ (kawase): exchange (of things other than currency)