準備中

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

準備 (preparation) +‎ (in)

Noun[edit]

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

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

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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 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.