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Oftentimes, new isn't always better. So for the last stop of this week's little walking tour around town, we're taking you to a place where some great deals can be found if you're willing to look. And looking is half the fun, right?

Today's LessonCATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ


  • A secondhand store is a shop that sells used items.

    If it sells mainly clothing, furniture, books, etc., it can be called a secondhand clothing store, a secondhand furniture store, a secondhand bookstore, etc.

    Be Careful! The expression “recycle shop” (リサイクルショップ) is Japanese-English.
  • secondhand store とは、中古品を売る店のことです。

    衣服、家具、本などを中心に売っている場合、secondhand clothing storesecondhand furniture storesecondhand bookstore などと言うことができます。

    注意:recycle shop「リサイクルショップ」という表現は、和製英語です。


  1. a: Where did you get this old table?
    b: At the secondhand store. It only cost $20.
  2. I sold some of my daughter's baby things to the secondhand clothing store today.
  3. I could spend a whole day browsing at secondhand bookstores. You never know what you're going to find.

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