Italian born who now live in Australia, when they speak their own language refer to money invariably as moneta. "Non ho moneta", "Ho riscosso la moneta" I am going to pick up the money = Vado a raccogliere la moneta" made me think that not only they where getting paid far too little (ony coins) but they had to pick it up from the ground ...silviap said:Aren't they referring to their credit card?
Carta Moneta is a kind of credit card issued by several Italian banks (which are part of the INTESA group) and it allows you to spend money through this system called "moneta", either through VISA or MASTERCARD circuit.
When you're at the cash and you give them your credit card, they might ask: "bancomat o moneta?" Bancomat is when they charge you immediately, moneta is when the money will be debited at the end of the month or so, depending on the bank conditions.
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Or maybe you were not talking about Italian tourists in Australia... who knows?