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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
じゅん
Grade: 5

Grade: 5
ちゅう
Grade: 1
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

準備 (preparation) +‎ (in)

NounEdit

準備中 (hiragana じゅんびちゅう, rōmaji junbichū)

  1. of a shop, the state of being closed, that is, not open for business

Usage notesEdit

This is often printed on signs hanging at the entrance of a shop or restaurant and is shown when the store is closed temporarily. The reverse says 営業中. These signs are the Japanese equivalent of the English signs saying (Come in we're) open/(Sorry we're) closed.

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