Translation Challenge – 표 사는 곳

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Translation Challenge – 표 사는 곳
  • Jxssx Krxsty

    표(n.) ㅡ can mean ticket, vote/ballot, table/graph/chart; but on this context, it’s translated/understood as ‘TICKET’.
    사는 ㅡ 사 (v. 사다 which means ‘to buy’) + -는 (which transforms the verb 사다 into adjective form.) It modifies the noun 곳 which means ‘a place’, therefore “a place to buy”.

    Literally, 표사는곳 means “a place to buy ticket(s)”. I believe the English equivalent is “TICKET BOOTH”.
    It’s still called the same in our country. Ticket Booth. 🙂

    • Seokjin Jin


  • Adryana Henderson

    “표” can mean ticket/vote/ballot and other words with similar meaning.

    사는 곳 – 사다 (to buy) + Adjective form + 곳(place/point/location)

    표 사는 곳 = place you buy tickets = ticket booth

  • hara non

    표사는곳 切符売り場 Ticket Sales

    표 きっぷ
    사는 곳 買う場所

    일본 신칸센 표사는곳은 “미도리 노 마도 구치”고 말합니다.

  • yuki

    Place for buying tickets

    • Seokjin Jin


    • yuki


  • Word by word, it’s “place where you buy tickets” (표= tickets, 사는 is derivated from 사다 = buy, 곳= place).

    In French, it could be “vente de billets” (we use “sell’ instead of “buy”, it’s more natural this way), but we use the most “billeterie” (ticket booth), or even just “billets” (tickets).

    • Seokjin Jin

      Awesome! Thanks for your comment. 🙂