I just met a minor ugh, to say, uncomfortable situation.

When I was reading a Japanese Manga ( Anime ), the fictional billionair says,

"I have many many money with Yen, Euro, Dollar, but not enough at all!"

So on the premise that the speaker ( writer ) is Japanese, would it be correct or swappable by By instead of With when you are trying to say you have a lot of money by/with several varieties of currency?

Thank you so much for your great help in far advance.


I'm never entirely certain if I'm translating 'Japlish' correctly, but my best guess is that the idiomatic American English would be I have lots of money, in Yen, Euros, and Dollars, but not enough at all!.

In general, when one specifies a currency for an amount of money, one says that the money is denominated in the currency. This construction can also be used for amounts invested for profit from companies or commodities, e.g., I have thousands of dollars in porkbellies. or I have several thousand invested in IBM..

  • "In general, when one specifies a currency for an amount of money, one says that the money is denominated in the currency." Great. So the money holder is having the money in XXXX currency ( probably the "value" of the currency changes frequently? ) Anyway, thank you. – user17814 Aug 21 '17 at 4:54
  • The "many many money" sure seems like it came out of a rough translation from the Japanese, though. From もっともっと金 perhaps? – user3169 Aug 21 '17 at 5:59
  • Uhg, as I described, the "billionair" started studying English so there is no translation. ( with many mistakes lol ) The manga is actually a derivative version of Kaiji link, and the billionair is called Hyodo with a nut head. But the series is one of my top recommendations. ^^ – user17814 Aug 21 '17 at 7:21
  • @KentaroTomono - I can think of no context in which one would use by in connection with currency valuations. Yes, when the currency is not one's own, the value in one's own currency will change, based on current exchange rates. – Jeff Zeitlin Aug 21 '17 at 12:07
  • @KentaroTomono Got it. I didn't notice that the character was saying this. I suppose the errors were purposely written, or at least it may be difficult to separate the intended one (possibly "many many money" and the unintended ones (possibly "with"). – user3169 Aug 21 '17 at 18:33

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