the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English

currency

The noun "currency" can be both countable and uncountable.

currency → uncountable

Meaning: the banknotes and coins used in a country

Example sentence: You'll need enough local currency to pay for a taxi from the airport.

currency → countable

Meaning: the monetary unit of a particular country

Example sentence: We made a lot of money from buying and selling foreign currencies.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "currency" uncountable?

a. How much local currency should I take with me?

b. How many currencies were used in Europe before the Euro?

This entry is in the following categories:

Contributor: Matt Errey