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divergent, mixed


If you listen to the financial news in the English speaking world, you are probably familiar with expressions like, “Stocks got off to a mixed start today.” Below you will see essentially the same expression in Japanese, using the term まちまち, which means “divergent, conflicting, mixed,” as in: 


意見(いけん)がまちまちです。 Opinions are divided [on the matter]


Here is the word in action in a story about U.S. stock prices on January 22, 2007: 





米株式相場   べいかぶしきそうば  U.S. stock prices

始まる はじまる  to start

午前  ごぜん   morning; a.m.

現在   げんざい  now; at present

ダウ平均株価 ダウ へいきん かぶか Dow Jones Industrial Average

ハイテク株の比率が高い ハイテクかぶ の ひりつ が たかい  tech-heavy

ナスダック総合株価指数  ナスダックそうごうかぶか しすう NASDAQ composite index

推移する   すいい する  to transition; to change

原油相場の反発 げんゆ そうば の はんぱつ  rebound in oil prices

一方 いっぽう   on the other hand  

前週  ぜんしゅう   the previous week

横ばい  よこばい  [remain] on the same level

のに対し    の に たいし   as opposed to

ナスダック指数 ナスダック しすう  NASDAQ index

下げ  さげ    fall; decline

やや大きかった   somewhat large

押し目買い おしめがい   buying on reaction