売る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
う(る)
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Probably cognate with Old Japanese-derived 得る (uru, to obtain, to get, modern eru), from the sense of getting money in exchange for the item sold.

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売る (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana うる, romaji uru)

  1. to sell something (to agree to transfer goods)
    野菜 (やさい) ()
    yasai o uru
    to sell vegetables
  2. to sell someone out, to betray
    仲間 (なかま) ()
    nakama o uru
    to sell out one's friend, to sell one's friend down the river
  3. to agitate, to incite
    喧嘩 (けんか) ()
    kenka o uru
    to incite a quarrel
     (なん)だ、喧嘩 (けんか) ()っているかい?
    Nan da, kenka o utte iru kai?
    What, are you looking for / asking for a fight?

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9