営業中

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
えい
Grade: 5
ぎょう
Grade: 3
ちゅう
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

営業 (sales) +‎ (in the process of)

Noun[edit]

営業中 (hiragana えいぎょうちゅう, romaji eigyōchū)

  1. open (a store, shop, or restaurant)

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Usage notes[edit]

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

This word is much more common than the synonym 商い中 which is used for the same purpose.