In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The money ran into thousands of guilders (hundreds of pounds sterling) but went unnoticed by the bank.
- A round of drinks used to be 25 guilders; now it's more like 20 euros.
- The monetary unit was Dutch guilders and stuivers.
- Francs, Deutschmarks, guilders, punts, drachmas and pesetas will all have gone by the end of February.
- The customer service official also said that he didn't have the change in euro for 25 guilders, so she got a lot fewer than she should have done.
- As Siam could not manufacture enough, Dutch guilders and Mexican pesos were introduced and counter stamped.
- I would ask people to empty out pots and purses, and gather francs, marks, guilders, pesetas and punts and put them to work to help local people.
- No more confusion over how many dollars make a mark and how many marks become a guilder or how many lire a set of wheels go for.
- As head of the Dutch central bank from 1982 to 1997, Duisenberg functioned as the Dutch arm of the Bundesbank, copying German interest-rate moves to keep the guilder in a virtual monetary union with the mark.
- All the world's currencies - pounds, marks, yen, lira, punts, guilders and all the rest - roamed in the shadow of the mighty dollar.
- Men would turn up with hold-alls and shoeboxes piled with notes and turn them into Dutch guilders, Deutschmarks or, latterly, euros.
- I don't know about you, but I'm glad I am not a French or Dutch citizen trading my rock-solid francs and guilders for fuchsia and teal notes watermarked with soaring views of bridges that don't exist.
- Most suppliers and wholesalers hiked prices because the guilder was 2.2 to the euro.
- Much of the earlier strong performance of the Dutch economy was due to a decision in the early 1980s to link the guilder to the Deutschmark through the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.
- Thus Australia used rupees, guilders, and Spanish dollars.
- The Dutch are angry at the price rises that accompanied the loss of the guilder and the launch of the euro, hostile towards the new east European members from last year's big-bang enlargement, and opposed to Turkey joining the union.
- In October 1981 the Deutschmark and the Dutch guilder were revalued, while the French franc and the lira were devalued.
- The average wage for a Dutch carpenter that year was about 250 guilders.
- That is, prices start at the highest point, usually a guilder per stem, and fall until a buyer finds an agreeable price.
- The euro, which replaces the old francs, marks, guilders, pesetas, escudos, drachmas, and lire of the European Union, is not yet five years old.
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