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Definition of "taels" [taels]

  • Plural form of tael. (noun)

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Use "taels" in a sentence
  • "In 1458, the quota for the silver mining tax (yinke) in Yunnan was set as 52,380 taels, followed by Zhejiang Province (21,250 taels) and Fujian Province (15,120 taels) .17 Two years later, silver mining tax in Yunnan reached over 100,000 taels, that is, it was almost doubled. 18 Table 6.1 provides a general account of the silver tax in Yunnan in terms of its national significance."
  • "We'll leave our worthy ancestor and our Madame Wang aside; they are old people, but you receive each moon an allowance of ten taels, which is twice as much as what any one of us gets."
  • "It was worth 15,000 taels, that is to say, more than 100,000 francs, and in a fit of generosity the Son of Heaven remitted these to"