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Wet Market

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Wet Market = Live animal market

Wikipedia: A wet market is a market selling fresh meat, fish, produce, and other perishable goods as distinguished from “dry markets” which sell durable goods such as fabric and electronics. Wet markets are common throughout the world.

Why shutting down Chinese ‘wet markets’ could be a terrible mistake – The Conversation
Why They’re Called ‘Wet Markets’ — And What Health Risks They Might Pose – NPR
The Chinese Wild-Animal Industry and Wet Markets Must Go – National Review
LA Times

Elsewhere on the Web
East Asian words make it into Oxford English Dictionary – Guardian
Wet markets—a continuing source of severe acute respiratory syndrome and influenza? – Lancet

Translating: Wet Market
Chinese: 街市

Wet market


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