購入

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Japanese[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 購入. Compare modern simplified Mandarin 购入 (gòurù).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a purchase, the act of buying something

Verb[edit]

購入 + する (hiragana こうにゅうする, romaji kōnyū suru, historical hiragana こうにふする)

  1. to purchase

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

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)).

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  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 978-4-14-011112-3