Singaporean Mandarin Database

This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.

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pawnshop

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释义

名词

经营典当生意的店铺。

DEFINITION

Noun

A shop specialising in the pawn business.

由来
  • 当店的“当”,指的是典当。典当指用物品抵押,借钱贷款。据文献记载,当店和典当业早在1500多年前就已存在。
  • 建国以来,新加坡的当店和典当业日益发达,现已成为新加坡信用体系中的一个重要组成部分。
ETYMOLOGY
  • The character “” in “当店” means “to pawn”, which means to deposit an object with a pawnbroker in exchange for money. According to records, pawnshops and pawn businesses have been in existence as early as 1,500 years ago.
  • Since its founding, Singapore’s pawnshops and pawn businesses have become increasingly developed and have now become an important part of Singapore’s credit system.
例句
看准很多顾客要续当,却赶不上营业时间,当店老板不惜砸重本花费7万元, 打造全岛首两台24小时运作的自助“续当机”,让传统典当业与时并进。 (《联合早报》,25/11/2019)
SAMPLE SENTENCE
Certain that many customers wanted to renew their pawn tickets but were unable to do so during operating hours, the pawnshop owner invested $70,000 to install Singapore’s first two 24-hour self-service pawn renewal machines, to keep up with the times. (Lianhe Zaobao, 25/11/2019)
其他地区用语

当铺(大陆)

TERMS USED IN OTHER REGIONS

当铺 (Mainland China)

相关资料

在中国古代,当店有许多不同的名称。唐朝时,被称为“质”或“质库”;宋朝时,被称为“典”和“典库”;明朝时,名称甚至多达十几个。“当铺”最后成了典当业的通称。

RELATED INFORMATION

In ancient China, pawnshops had many names, such as “” or “质库” in the Tang Dynasty, and “” and “典库” in the Song Dynasty. By the Ming Dynasty, there were already more than a dozen names for such shops. The term “当铺” eventually became the generic term for pawnbroker shops.

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