Meaning

Primary

Sold Out

Alternative

Out Of Stock

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

When the selling is cut, that means something is sold out. You'll see this word a lot in stores (or, hopefully you won't...) in Japan. Look out for it if you're able!

Reading

うりきれ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This word uses the kun'yomi readings for both kanji, but you know them both now, so you should be able to read this too!

Context

Pattern of Use

  • 売り切れに〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 売り切れになる
    to run out of stock

Context Sentences

そのざっしは、売り切れです。

That magazine is sold out.

トーフグのこうえん会のチケットが売り切れとしってなきそうになった。

I almost cried when I learned that tickets for the Tofugu lecture were sold out.

ジョーンズさん、本当に申し訳ないのですが、動物クッキーは売り切れてしまいました。

I’m terribly sorry Mr. Jones, but we are all sold out of animal crackers.

Kanji Composition