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Out of the two words below which one is the correct term for "cash"?

紙幣{しへい} vs. 現金{げんきん}

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現金 is the word that corresponds to cash as opposed to money in a bank account, etc.

紙幣 means paper money or banknotes as opposed to 硬貨 (coins).

  • What term is applicable when you pay at a store: 現金 or 紙幣 and 硬貨? – user1602 Apr 18 '17 at 5:07
  • At stores, people say 現金で and クレジットカードで all the time. 紙幣で(支払う) makes sense as a Japanese sentence but that's not what people usually want to say at stores. – naruto Apr 18 '17 at 5:22
  • @user1602 If you say you pay in 紙幣 it exclusively means you pay all in notes, and 硬貨 vice versa. – broccoli forest Apr 18 '17 at 12:08

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