One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The basic monetary unit of Denmark and Norway, equal to 100 øre.
- ‘On September 28 Denmark votes on whether to abolish its currency, the krone, in favour of the euro currently used by 12 European countries.’
- ‘Deposit 20 kroner while you meander around the narrow cobbled streets and you can pick up a bike at one of the many bicycle racks dotted around, leaving it at another when you've arrived at your destination.’
- ‘The Norwegian krone dropped 1.3%, the Mexican peso 1.2%, and the Japanese yen 0.8%.’
- ‘This is a bold step but the decline in the value of the kroner, which brought about the inflationary pressures, had to be arrested to prevent any further rise in prices domestically.’
- ‘To be exact, I had ten kroner in my pocket, less than one pound.’
- ‘The leading currencies this week were the South African rand, the Norwegian krone, and Swiss franc.’
- ‘The price went from 280 to 320 Danish kroner, and has since gone up another 20 percent.’
- ‘Separately, the Norwegian krone slipped against the euro and dollar.’
- ‘The Canadian dollar, Danish krone and Iceland krona have gained about 3%.’
- ‘For the Danes the last few weeks were not about the economic merits or otherwise of paying for goods and services in euros instead of kroner.’
- ‘The Danes voted by referendum last year not to join the euro, but one in ten retailers indicated that they will price their goods in euro and kroner.’
- ‘Trains from here to Copenhagen's Central Station run every 20 minutes, take 12 minutes and cost 25.50 kroner.’
- ‘The Danish courts convicted him of racial discrimination and fined him 5,000 kroner.’
- ‘On the upside, the Indonesian rupiah jumped 2.5%, the Swiss franc 1.9%, the Danish krone 1.8%, and the Euro 1.8%.’
- ‘The Euro, Danish krone, Swiss franc, and Swedish krona rose better than 2%.’
- ‘On the upside, the Iceland krona rose 0.9%, the Norwegian krone 0.8%, and the British pound 0.7%.’
- ‘Closure of all the fields would cost producers 115 million kroner daily, the Norwegian Oil Industry Association said.’
- ‘The negotiated price was 15,000 kroner for two days, or about $150.’
- ‘People can pay in their own currency, euro, sterling, US, Australian or Canadian dollars, Swedish kroner, yen, rand or Swiss francs.’
- ‘The Norwegian krone gained 2%, the South African rand 1.9%, the Swiss franc 1.3%, and the Iceland krona 1.25%.’
Danish and Norwegian, literally ‘crown’.
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