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forint

Line breaks: for¦int
Pronunciation: /ˈfɒrɪnt
 
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Definition of forint in English:

noun

The basic monetary unit of Hungary, equal to 100 filler.
Example sentences
  • We will buy forints in Hungary, zlotys in Poland and tolars in Slovenia.
  • It's wrong to give so much money to a couple of historical films - 2 billion forints [8 million dollars] - and neglect new directors making films about contemporary subjects.
  • In Hungary, the forint came under severe pressure this year because of the rising state deficit.

Origin

Hungarian, from Italian fiorino (see florin).

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