Last modified on 29 July 2014, at 14:08

薬局

See also: 藥局 and 药局

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
やく > やっ
Grade: 3
きょく
Grade: 3
on'yomi

NounEdit

薬局 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 藥局, hiragana やっきょく, romaji yakkyoku)

  1. drugstore (no prescription required: over-the-counter medicines only)
  2. pharmacy (prescription required)

Usage notesEdit

The term 薬局 can be ambiguous as to whether a doctor's prescription is required, much as the English term drugstore. When referring specifically to a store from which prescription medicines are bought, use the term 調剤薬局 (ちょうざいやっきょく, chōzai yakkyoku).

CompoundsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • 薬剤師 (やくざいし, yakuzaishi) pharmacist