- n. 交易；便宜货；契约
- v. 讨价还价；议价；(谈价钱后)卖
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1. 酒吧里买东西比较贵, 所以需要讨价还价来降低价格。Some bargains! 便宜货！
2. 在酒吧里占便宜（gain => 获得便宜，得到便宜）。
来自拉丁词barca, 驳船，同barge. 指驳船上装载货物进行的一种传统的交易方式。
- bargain:  Bargain appears to be distantly related to borrow. Its immediate source was Old French bargaignier ‘haggle’, but this was probably borrowed from Germanic *borganjan, a derivative of *borgun (from which ultimately we get borrow). The sense development may have been as follows: originally ‘look after, protect’ (the related Germanic *burg- produced English borough, which to begin with meant ‘fortress’, and bury); then ‘take on loan, borrow’; then ‘take or give’; and hence ‘trade, haggle, bargain’.
=> belfrey, borough, borrow, bury
- bargain (v.)
- late 14c., from Old French bargaignier (12c., Modern French barguigner) "to haggle over the price," perhaps from Frankish *borganjan "to lend" or some other Germanic source, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *borgan (cognates: Old High German borgen; Old English borgian, source of borrow). Another suggestion is that the French word comes from Late Latin barca "a barge," because it "carries goods to and fro." There are difficulties with both suggestions. Related: Bargained; bargaining.
- bargain (n.)
- mid-14c., "business transaction or agreement," also "that which is acquired by bargaining," from Old French bargaine, from bargaignier (see bargain (v.)). Meaning "article priced for special sale" is from 1899. A bargain basement (1899) originally was a basement floor in a store where bargains were displayed.
- 1. They prefer to bargain with individual clients, for cash.
- 2. They need hostages in order to bargain with the government.
- 3. Fresh salmon is a bargain at the supermarket this week.
- 4. Clothes are the best bargain, with many items marked down.
- 5. Majorca and Ibiza are tops for holiday bargain-hunters in June.
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