One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A monetary unit of Tajikistan, equal to one hundredth of a somoni.
- ‘At last provisions became exceedingly scarce in the camp, and the price even of an ass's head was raised to five hundred dirams.’
- ‘You do get a fridge, and a safe is available for an extra 20 dirams a day.’
- ‘Zakoura shifted its focus to targeting the destitute with loans of 1000 diram.’
- ‘There is an additional 400 dirams to be paid on arrival which will cover food costs.’
- ‘I intend to save about 10,000 dirams monthly for 3 years and head back to India.’
- ‘Last year I sold potatoes wholesale at 30 dirams [10 cents a kilogram] and at 60 dirams at the market, but prices have now doubled,’ he told IWPR.’
- ‘Their first fund-raising activity will be to sell coffee daily in the ILC for 20 dirams per cup.’
- ‘The most popular and widely used transport within the cities are buses, trolleybuses and minibuses, which will cost you 30 dirams for trolleybus and 40 dirams for bus and minibus.’
- ‘After you get on, pay the fare (20 dirams at the time of writing) to the driver or conductor, who usually sits in the front or by the door.’
- ‘Notes are in denominations of TJS100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1, and 50, 20, 5 and 1 diram.’
- ‘He said, ‘The pay is better than a headache, but it is a heavy and perilous task; when my life has been spent in this venture, what use will your dirams be then?’’
- ‘35-year old Abduholok works in a collective farm as a seasonal labourer, where he can earn 1 diram per kilogramme of cotton collected.’
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