14 / 01 / 2008

SALE-1: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

I have been living in Barcelona for more than thirteen years, and for the first time I have actually gone shopping (yesterday, on a Sunday) to take advantage of the first week of the January sales (rebajas). To celebrate this historic event (I didn't have a very good time), this week we will look at uses and meanings of the word sale.

Today's expression is: For sale

It means: Available to be bought, especially from the owner.

Example 1:
Our neighbours have put their flat up for sale. They are going to move to France. I had no idea. I found out when I saw the 'for sale' sign on the wall.

Example 2:
An increasing number of stolen bicycles are being offered for sale in Barcelona.

The meaning of this word in these contexts is en venta. What text does a 'for sale' sign have on it in Spanish? Usually se vende.

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Have a nice day.

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