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English translation: peddler

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17:27 Mar 26, 2007
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Economics
Japanese term or phrase: ポッタリジャンサ
The meaning is 「商品を風呂敷に包んで運び、差益を稼ぐ」 ie, as in carrying items to a town market to sell, but I can't seem to extract what the English (??) might be here. Any ideas?
KNielsen
Japan
Local time: 13:35
English translation:peddler
Explanation:
My understanding of "ポッタリジャンサ"is a person (Korean) who cross over Genkai-Nada (the sea between Korea and West of Kyushu [Japan]) to bring commercial goods to Japan, and now it is used, in Japanese, to decribe anybody who peddles in and out of Japan.
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Nozomi Kugita
United States
Local time: 00:35
Grading comment
Thank you very much--your comments were very insightful! Sorry to grade this so early but am expecting to be away from the computer for the next week or so. Thanks again.
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3 +2peddler
Nozomi Kugita


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peddler


Explanation:
My understanding of "ポッタリジャンサ"is a person (Korean) who cross over Genkai-Nada (the sea between Korea and West of Kyushu [Japan]) to bring commercial goods to Japan, and now it is used, in Japanese, to decribe anybody who peddles in and out of Japan.

Nozomi Kugita
United States
Local time: 00:35
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you very much--your comments were very insightful! Sorry to grade this so early but am expecting to be away from the computer for the next week or so. Thanks again.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  TimG: A google search will produce several sites that explain the origin of the word.
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Tim :)

neutral  SLMorales: (Can't agree or disagree because I don't know the term, but I just wanted to commend Nozomi-san on what seems like a very insightful answer! Fascinating!)
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Shannon! :)

agree  Joe L: I know that my "agree" comment is LATE, but I also wanted to commend you. I'm as impressed as Shannon.
13 hrs
  -> Thanks, Joe :)
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