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15:22 May 4, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: variety store
The term is found in a list of French retail outlets, i.e. supermarkets, variety store, department store.
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German translation:variety store
Explanation:
(Mk, US, appr) Niedrigpreisgeschäft n
(ie, retail outlet carrying 2,000-3,000 low-priced items in fixed price classes)

Source: Schäfer Wirtschaftswörterbuch,Englisch-Deutsch 6. Auflage, Verlag Vahlen, München: 1998
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Karin Jaeger
Germany
Local time: 04:00
Grading comment
This ws the best term for the general reference in the text. Thanks also for the reference to the dictionary, duly noted!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naauch: Warenhaus, Kramladen, DiscountladenxxxKristina M
naGemischtwarenhandelxxxG_Edition
navariety store
Karin Jaeger


  

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44 mins
variety store


Explanation:
(Mk, US, appr) Niedrigpreisgeschäft n
(ie, retail outlet carrying 2,000-3,000 low-priced items in fixed price classes)

Source: Schäfer Wirtschaftswörterbuch,Englisch-Deutsch 6. Auflage, Verlag Vahlen, München: 1998

Karin Jaeger
Germany
Local time: 04:00
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
This ws the best term for the general reference in the text. Thanks also for the reference to the dictionary, duly noted!
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1 hr
Gemischtwarenhandel


Explanation:
variety of goods = gemischte Auswahl an Waren ~ Warenvielfalt ~ Gemischtwaren / store = Geschäft ~ Laden ~ Handel

xxxG_Edition
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4 hrs
auch: Warenhaus, Kramladen, Discountladen


Explanation:
I can only speak from the US perspective, but here a variety store is synonymous with five-and-dime, dime store (and some other, similar terms). As one of the other answerers said, this type of store usually carries a wide variety of (cheaper) goods. These days they seem to be getting some competition from the so-called dollar-stores (which are usually not as big, often even located in a mall, and they really do sell stuff for a dollar!).

Kristina



xxxKristina M
Local time: 22:00
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 130
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