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"Heb jij vijftig cent voor de winkelwagen?"

Translation:Do you have fifty cents for the shopping cart?

10 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/jmargarit
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Do you normally have to pay to use a shopping cart? In the US, it's free.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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No, it's not paying, but you need a coin in order to unlock the chain. ;)
At the end of your supermarket trip, you lock the cart, and voila, you get your coin back!

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GrandmasterMG

Is it actually a 50 cent coin in the Netherlands?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
xMerrie
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Jep! :)

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joshua500250

Supermarkets in Europe tend to hold your 50 cent coin hostage until you return their shopping cart to the correct location, this tends to prevent shopping cart theft like what you see often in the United States. It also eliminates the need to pay employees to collect shopping carts from across parking lots.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pig-lizard

Is shopping cart theft actually higher in the US? I can't imagine anyone would be deterred by the loss of fifty cents. Especially when you consider the fact that your fifty cents are still in the cart, if you can figure out a way to get it out. I think it's probably just to incentivize people to return the carts to the front of the store. I know whenever we go to Aldi, we'll just give our cart to someone else in the parking lot so we don't have to return it.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/taalleren2016

In UK Shopping Trolley is normally used, can this be added

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
xMerrie
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If you find a missing translation, please hit the *report button. We (the contributers) can't guarantee that we see every post in the discussion.

(Side note: trolley is accepted for at least a year.)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrianLokker
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I like this deposit system, but actually I'd be happy to pay fifty cents if I got to call it a winkelwagen. I love that word!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joao1362
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This is such a real situation, I feel like I'm going to use this eventually, not even joking haha

9 months ago