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vellocet

"Free, take one" for brochures

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vellocet

I'm creating a brochure and I need the Chinese equivalent of "Free, take one!"  They'll be sitting around in racks and I want people to take them home with them.  What's the commonly used Chinese phrase for this?  It doesn't have to be a direct translation.  Just something they'll recognize and understand innately from other printed matter that conveys the same concept.  Bonus points for a graphic from Baidu Images or such that has the phrase.

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anonymoose
2 hours ago, 889 said:

免费领取 sounds nice.

 

I think 领取 is more like to pick something up that belongs to you, or to go and collect something. I might be wrong, but I don't think it's the appropriate verb for this context.

 

I'd say 请拿一份,是免费的.

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vellocet

There isn't a standard phrase that people are used to seeing?

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Jim

I feel like the "free to take" would be more likely expressed using 赠品 but not sure if that would apply with a brochure and a quick search hasn't come up with any set phrase so could be completely wrong!

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dwq

How about 免費取閱 or 歡迎取閱 (free to take and read / welcome to take and read) for this case.  I agree with anonymoose, 領取 sounds like you need to go somewhere and fetch it, though the phrase itself is quite common. Googling 免費領取 turns up a lot of "go to this website and you can grab an electronic coupon" results.  Another common expression is 免費索取 (free to request (e.g. a sample)).

 

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Beelzebro

How about: 免费的,拿一个!

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roddy

赠品  I'd expect to see on a free gift with a purchase. Free lipstick when you buy a magazine, that kind of thing. 

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Jim
1 hour ago, roddy said:

赠品  I'd expect to see on a free gift with a purchase. Free lipstick when you buy a magazine, that kind of thing. 

Yes, wife said the same when I mentioned the question to her, not that she offered an answer herself. Hmph.

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陳德聰
22 hours ago, vellocet said:

There isn't a standard phrase that people are used to seeing?

Is "Free, take one!" a standard phrase in English?

 

dwq above gives the best suggestion: 歡迎取閲

Like this: https://www.china.cn/youjibolizhip/3691414866.html

 

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vellocet

Sure, you see it on brochures and such all the time.  It's a fixed phrase or whatever that's called.  

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VocabSplitter

Since it’s for brochures, I think translate it to “免费宣传册” may be proper. That transition is easy for people to understand, and it can tell  people two things: 1. They are brochures; 2. It’s free.

 

If you are in mainland China, please print it in simplified Chinese. If you are outside mainland China, you can print it in traditional Chinese.

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