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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 買 (bai)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 買 (bai)

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MEANING:

buy

HOW TO READ:

On: bai
Kun: ka.u

HOW TO REMEMBER:

If I became a millionaire, I’d cover my eyes (罒) with shellfishes (貝), enter a store and buy everything blindly.

WORDS:


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買い (kai): buying, shopping
買う (kau): to buy, to purchase
買収 (baishuu): takeover, bribery
売買 (baibai): buying and selling
仲買 (nakagai): brokerage
買取 (kaitori): purchase, sale
買い手 (kaite): buyer
買い値 (kaine): buying price
買い得 (kaidoku): bargain, good buy
買い主 (kainushi): buyer, purchaser
仲買人 (nakagainin): broker, jobber
故買屋 (kobaiya): receiver’s shop
思惑買い (omowakugai): speculative buying
買い込む (kaikomu): to purchase, to buy up
買い取る (kaitoru): to buy, to purchase
買い受ける (kaiukeru): to purchase

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

新しい靴を買ったばかりです。
atarashii kutsu o katta bakari desu.
I just bought a new pair of shoes.

彼らを買収するのは容易じゃない。
karera o baishuu suru no wa youi janai.
It is not easy to bribe them.

いつもあそこで買物をしますか?
itsumo asoko de kaimono o shimasu ka.
Do you always make purchases there?

買い手をさがしているのだったら、僕が買い取る。
kaite o sagashite iru no dattara, boku ga kaitoru.
If you’re looking for a buyer, I’ll buy it.

彼は盛り沢山のランチを買い込んだ。
kare wa moridakusan no ranchi o kaikonda.
He bought himself a very large lunch.

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