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florin

Pronunciation: /ˈflɔːrən; ˈflɒrɪn/

Translation of florin in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (in UK) florín (masculine) 1.2 (in Netherlands) [dated/anticuado] florín (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Material possessions and the means of measuring them by reference to groats, shillings or florins were forbidden in the Holy Parish.
    • No more will the devil's mouthwash flood their coffers with shillings and florins.
    • The record price of €127,000 was paid for an Anglo-Irish 1642 gold coin at Whyte's in 2000 and in the same year a 1943 florin, the two shilling piece, fetched €20,000.
    Example sentences
    • Vallo believes these people, led by El Libre, will easily pay 50,000 gold florins for the huge stash of weapons.
    • The Dutch offered 5,000 troops and 50,000 florins per month.
    • The currency is the Netherlands Antilles florin or ‘guilder ‘, with an exchange rate fixed to the US dollar: Naf1.75 = US $1.’

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