Sat 22 Jan, 2011 01:21 pm
What is the difference between the yuan and the renminbi?
I copied your question into the Google search bar and got quite a few answers to it.
Have you already looked at some of those?
Here are a couple good ones:
From the NPR link:
Here's the short answer: Renminbi is the official name for the currency, and yuan is the main unit of currency.
Here's the long answer, plus a bonus audio clip to teach you how to say "yuan" and "renminbi" in Mandarin:
For United States money, what are the analogous terms?
Dollar and US Dollar.
An easier example is Pound vs. Pound Sterling in the UK.