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|German to English translations [PRO]|
Law/Patents - Business/Commerce (general)
|German term or phrase: Marktverkehr|
|I'm translating sections of the Youth Employment Protection Act (Jugendarbeitsschutzgesetz) which defines the times and places where young people may be employed. The word above occurs in this sentence:|
Zulässig ist die Beschäftigung Jugendlicher an Samstagen nur
1. in Krankenanstalten sowie in Alten-, Pflege- und Kinderheimen,
2. in offenen Verkaufsstellen, in Betrieben mit offenen Verkaufsstellen, in Bäckereien und Konditoreien, im
Friseurhandwerk und im Marktverkehr
Earlier on in the text the law states that adolescents may work in carnivals, fairs, musical/theater performances and similar acts. "Marktverkehr" is defined in the online juristiches Lexikon as:
Marktverkehr bedarf nach der Gewerbeordnung keiner Erlaubnis. Gewerberechtlich wird zwischen Ausstellungen, Großmärkten, Wochenmärkten, Spezialmärkten und Jahrmärkten unterschieden. Vgl. §§ 64 ff. Gewerbeordnung.
So obviously the provision refers to informal street markets in fairs, carnivals, etc. I'm looking for an umbrella term in English which incorporates all of the submeanings in the German word. "Street vendors/street markets" probably have different connotations (Bangkok street vendors?) than the German Marktverkehr...What do you think?
|market trading/street market trading|
Market trading (or street market trading) is the common term for outdoor retailing on markets (for which market traders require a street trading licence to set up a stall).
Market trading laws also apply in market halls.
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street vending / street market activities / street markets / greenmarkets
A catch-all term I find on German websites is: Messen, Märkte, Flohmärkte = trade fairs, markets and flea markets
In comparing Germany to the United States, I find the greenmarket at Union Square in New York City comparable to what we have in Frankfurt/M at the Konstablerwache. These are weekly markets that offer producers an avenue to sell their products.
In Würzburg, e.g., the greenmarket takes up the square and is open every day.
In smaller towns and villages, the weekly markets take on more the character of farmers markets.
In all cases, you also have stands where you can eat hot food, such as a sausage on a roll.
Hope this is of some use.
- The opening hours for street vendors in Würzburg is from 9 to 6 and 9 to 1 on Saturdays.
| Nelly Thomas|
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