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See also: 购入

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ChineseEdit

to buy; to purchase to enter
trad. (購入)
simp. (购入)

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

購入

  1. to purchase

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: S
にゅう
Grade: 1
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

/koːnipu//koːniɸu//koːniu//koːnjuː/

From Middle Chinese compound 購入 (kuwH nyip, literally present, give + enter). Compare modern Cantonese reading kau3 jap6.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

購入 (hiragana こうにゅう, rōmaji kōnyū, historical hiragana こうにふ)

  1. a purchase, the act of buying something

VerbEdit

購入する (suru conjugation, hiragana こうにゅうする, rōmaji kōnyū suru, historical hiragana こうにふする)

  1. to purchase

Usage notesEdit

Just as with English purchase compared to buy, the Chinese-derived 購入する (kōnyū suru) is more formal than the native Japanese term 買う (​kau). This is an example of the usual formality difference between kango terms versus native Japanese terms (大和言葉 (Yamato kotoba)).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

購入 (gu-ip) (hangeul 구입)

  1. Hanja form? of 구입 (purchase).