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Knowing the Names of Latin American Currencies

Some Latin American countries use the same name, peso (peh-soh), for their currency. However, other countries have their own Spanish word for the name of their money. Here are the names of many currencies:

  • La moneda de Argentina es el peso. (lah moh-neh-dah deh ahr-Hehn-tee-nah ehs ehl peh-soh) (The currency of Argentina is the peso.)

  • En Bolivia se usa el peso boliviano. (ehn bvoh-lee-bveeah seh oo-sah ehl peh-soh bvoh-lee-bveeah-noh) (In Bolivia, they use the Bolivian peso.)

  • La moneda de Colombia también se llama peso. (lah moh-neh-dah deh koh-lohm-bveeah tahm-bveeehn seh yah-mah peh-soh) (The currency of Colombia is also called peso.)

  • En Chile pagan sus cuentas con pesos chilenos. (ehn chee-leh pah-gahn soos kooehn-tahns kohn peh-sohs chee-leh-nohs) (In Chile they pay their bills with Chilean pesos.)

  • En Costa Rica la moneda que usan se llama colón. (ehn kohs-tah ree-kah lah moh-neh-dah keh oo-sahn seh yah-mah koh-lohn) (In Costa Rica, the currency they use is called the colón.)

  • La moneda de Cuba sigue siendo el peso. (lah moh-neh-dah deh koo-bvah see-gheh seeehn-doh ehl peh-soh) (The Cuban currency is still the peso.)

  • La moneda de Ecuador era el sucre, pero hoy se usa el dólar americano. (lah moh-neh-dah deh eh-kooah-dohr eh-rah ehl soo-kreh, peh-roh ohy seh oo-sah ehl doh-lahr ah-meh-ree-kah-noh) (The currency of Ecuador used to be the Sucre, but now the U.S. Dollar is used.)

  • La moneda de El Salvador, como la de Costa Rica, se llama colón. (lah moh-neh-dah deh ehl sahl-bvah-dohr koh-moh lah deh kohs-tah ree-kah seh yah-mah koh-lohn) (El Salvador’s currency, like that of Costa Rica, is called the colón.)

  • Guatemala tiene la moneda con el bello nombre: Quetzal. (gooah-teh-mah-lah teeeh-neh lah moh-neh-dah kohn ehl bveh-yoh nohm-bvreh keh-tsahl) (Guatemala has a currency with a beautiful name: Quetzal.)

  • Honduras usa una moneda de nombre extraño: Lempira. (ohn-doo-rahs oo-sah oo-nah moh-neh-dah deh nohm-bvreh ehks-trah-nyoh lehm-pee-rah) (Honduras uses a currency with a strange name: Lempira.)

  • En México se usa el peso. (ehn meh-Hee-koh seh oo-sah ehl peh-soh) (In Mexico they use the peso.)

  • En Nicaragua se paga con córdobas. (ehn nee-kah-rah-gooah seh pah-gah kohn kohr-doh-bvahs) (In Nicaragua you pay with córdobas.)

  • En Panama se paga con balboas. (ehn pah-nah-mah seh pah-gah kohn bvahl-bvoh-ahs) (In Panama you pay with balboas.)

  • El Guaraní es la moneda del Paraguay. (ehl gooah-rah-nee ehs lah moh-neh-dah dehl pah-rah-gooahy) (The guaraní is the Paraguayan currency.)

  • En Perú compré con soles. (ehn peh-roo kohm-preh kohn soh-lehs) (In Peru I purchased with sols.)

  • Puerto Rico usa el dólar americano. (pooehr-toh ree-koh oo-sah ehl doh-lahr ah-meh-ree-kah-noh) (Puerto Rico uses the U.S. dollar.)

  • El peso pasa por la República Dominicana. (ehl peh-soh pah-sah pohr lah reh-poo-bvlee-kah doh-mee-nee-kah-nah) (The Peso is used throughout the Dominican Republic.)

  • En Uruguay se compra la leche con pesos. (ehn oo-roo-gooahy seh kohm-prah lah leh-cheh kohn peh-sohs) (In Uruguay you buy milk with pesos.)

  • En Venezuela se ganan el pan en bolivares. (ehn bveh-neh-sooeh-lah seh gah-nahn ehl pahn ehn bvoh-lee-bvah-rehs) (In Venezuela they make their dough [Literally: they earn their bread] with bolivars.)

Spain itself is part of the European Union and therefore conducts business in euros.

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