Meaning

Primary

Now For Sale

Alternatives

In Stores Now, Now Available

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

You have 発売, which means "for sale," and then you have which is middle. An item that is in the middle of being for sale is now for sale, in stores now or in other words now available. You'll see this for items which have recently been released or when a shopkeeper wants to let you know that they're selling something now, finally, or whatever.

Reading

はつばいちゅう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading comes from 発売 and (kanji reading) put together.

Context

Pattern of Use

  • 発売中の〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 発売中のゲーム
    game now for sale
    発売中のコミックス
    comic now for sale
    発売中のおかし
    snacks now for sale

Context Sentences

年末ジャンボたからくじはまだ発売中ですか?

Is the Year-End Jumbo Draw Lottery still for sale?

これは、トーフグストアで発売中の手ぬぐいです。

This is a tenugui towel that's sold on the Tofugu store.

少年ジャンプ6月号、ただ今絶賛発売中。

The June issue of Shonen Jump is now on sale, to critical acclaim.

Kanji Composition