購入

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Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

購入

  1. to purchase

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Japanese[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

/koːnipu//koːniɸu//koːniu//koːnjuː/

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

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)).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 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

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

購入 ‎(gu-ip) ‎(hangeul 구입)

  1. Hanja form? of 구입, “purchase”.