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markka Syllabification: mark·ka
Pronunciation: /ˈmärkə/

Definition of markka in English:

noun (plural markkaa-kä)

The basic monetary unit of Finland (until replaced by the euro), equal to 100 penniä.
Example sentences
  • The markka, or Finnmark, is the basic monetary unit.
  • If you were a counterfeiter in Finland before the euro, and you wanted to counterfeit the markka, after about half an hour you would have produced enough to saturate the market.
  • Finnish bankers forecast that the outgoing markka will be overtaken by euro as the most used currency by the beginning of next week.



Words that rhyme with markka

Farquhar, kaka, taka

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