One thing a translator has to know, or at least recognize, is various names of Spanish money or currency used in Spanish-speaking countries.
Whether you have to translate the currency amount for a translation, or know how much you'll get paid, it's important to know.
Below is a table containing the names of currency and currency codes for "Spanish money" used in 21 Spanish-speaking countries.
Remember, currencies don't always stay the same and there is always a possibility that those listed below will change. As such, I am not responsible for any changes that might occur.
Country, Currency (Abbreviation)
Argentina, Argentinian Nuevo Peso (ANP)
Bolivia, Boliviano, Bolivian Peso (BOB, BOP)
Chile, Chilean Peso (CLP)
Colombia, Colombian Peso (COP)
Costa Rica, Costa Rican Colón (CRC)
Cuba, Cuban Peso (CUP)
Dominican Republic, Dominican Republic Peso (DOP)
Ecuador, U.S. Dollar (USD)
El Salvador, El Salvadorian Colón (SVC)
Guatemala, Quetzal (GTQ)
Honduras, Lempira (HNL)
Mexico, Mexican Nuevo Peso (MXN)
Nicaragua, Córdoba (NIC)
Panama, Balboa, U.S. Dollar (PAB, USD)
Paraguay, Guaraní (PYG)
Peru, Nuevo Sol (PEN)
Puerto Rico, U.S. Dollar (USD)
Spain, Euro (EUR)
Uruguay, Uruguayan Nuevo Peso (UYU)
Venezuela, Bolívar (VEB)Return from Spanish Money and Currency back to Translation, Language, & Culture for more on becoming a successful translator.