What is another word for shekels?

147 synonyms found


[ ʃˈɛkə͡lz], [ ʃˈɛkə‍lz], [ ʃ_ˈɛ_k_əl_z]

Shekels, an Israeli currency, can be referred to by various synonyms such as ISK (Israeli Shekel), ILS (Israeli New Shekel), and NIS (New Israeli Shekel). The term 'shekel' is also used for other ancient currencies such as Phoenician shekel, Tyrian shekel, and the Babylonian shekel. Some people use 'shillings' as a synonym for shekels, despite the fact that it is a different currency used mainly in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. In everyday conversation, people sometimes use 'bucks' or 'cash' when referring to shekels. Regardless of the synonym used, the shekel remains an important currency in the Middle East and in the world market.

How to use "Shekels" in context?

Shekels are a common type of currency in Israel. They are smaller than American coins but larger than British coins. The shekel is divided into 10 pieces called noughts.

One shekel is divided into 1000000 noughts. The nought is the smallest unit of currency in Israel.

Shekels are mostly made of copper. They are also sometimes made of other metals like silver or gold. Coins are often made of other materials like plastic.

Israel has a pluralistic economy. This means that there are a number of different currencies that are used in the country.

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