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Postby lewisph » Thu 04.14.2005 1:14 pm

How do you say "For Sale" in Japanese?
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RE: Phrase

Postby Daisuke » Thu 04.14.2005 1:51 pm

I think it's, 'urimono'.

In kanji: 売り物
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RE: Phrase

Postby Spaztick » Fri 04.15.2005 12:18 pm

Yea, lemme break it down for ya:

Uri is the "noun" form for uru, which means "to sell" (when you change it from a verb to a noun you move it back on the hiragana list, in this case from "u" to "i" - uru to uri)

mono is things, so

sell + things = for sale
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RE: Phrase

Postby Diggity » Fri 04.15.2005 7:38 pm

That makes sense...

kau - to buy
mono - thing

kaimono - shopping

Interesting rule... thanks!
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RE: Phrase

Postby Mukade » Fri 04.15.2005 8:16 pm

Actually, stores and the like always have signs up saying:
発売中 - はつばいちゅう

This would be closer to the English "Now Selling."

As far as a discount/sale-type of "Now on Sale," you'll see the Japanese using words like:
バーゲン
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セール
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RE: Phrase

Postby Spaztick » Fri 04.15.2005 11:17 pm

wow cool, i read the kanji right before i saw the hiragana!
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