ta·​ka | \ ˈtä-kə How to pronounce taka (audio) , -(ˌ)kä\

Definition of taka

the basic monetary unit of Bangladesh — see Money Table

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This school, which used to be free, now charges 350 taka ($4) a month. The Economist, "How BRAC, the world’s biggest charity, made Bangladesh richer," 5 Sep. 2019 Rahman noted that the government will provide 500 tons of rice and 1.3 million taka ($15,476) to every person affected by the fire. Sugam Pokharel And Matthew Robinson, CNN, "Bangladesh slum fire leaves 10,000 people homeless," 18 Aug. 2019 But Spain are still somewhat renowned for their tiki-taka style, and are still capable of outplaying any opponent if this tactic is used effectively. SI.com, "Euro 2020: Assessing the Early Favourites to the Win the Tournament Following the Nations League," 12 June 2019 Boatmen were charging 10,000 Bangladeshi taka (about $120 at the time)—a fortune for such impoverished people, most of whom had fled their homes with nothing. Gaia Vince, Quartz, "How to survive in the world’s largest refugee camp," 8 June 2019 The tiki-taka that so beguiled the world from 2008 through 2012-plus has been decoded, and the players who perfected it have aged out. Brian Straus, SI.com, "Dogged Russia Continues World Cup Run, Brings Spain's Celebrated Era to an End," 1 July 2018 Now, after just one win and 120 minutes of trying to lull Russia to sleep, tiki-taka needs a rethink. Brian Straus, SI.com, "Quarterfinal Stage a Narrative Tipping Point for World Cup Contenders," 5 July 2018 Spain, in turmoil from the start, was sent home in the round of 16, signaling the end of the tiki-taka tactics behind the country's title run in 2010. Rob Harris, Fox News, "No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax," 15 July 2018 The tiki-taka style that Spain used to rule the world between 2008 and 2012 relies on trusting every player to be equally competent on the ball. SI.com, "Messi vs Ronaldo: The Myth of the One-Man Team & the Overwhelming Importance of Trust," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of taka

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taka

Bengali ṭākā rupee, taka, from Sanskrit ṭaṅka stamped coin

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