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What is the difference between 貸す and 貸し出す? Please explain it to me. Thank you!

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類語例解辞典 says

[使い分け]
【1】「貸す」は、一般的に広く用いられる。
【2】「貸し出す」は、公共機関や店が、そこの所有物を一時的に、そこから持ち出すことを認める意。また、銀行などの金融機関では金銭についてもいう。

Namely, the difference is that 貸し出す is used when some sort of organization, store, or bank is doing the lending.

(If this is accurate, I don't think 貸す and 貸し出す are parallel to "lend" and "lend out" in English, where I think the only difference is "lend out" is more natural without an indirect object: ○ "He lent out the book last Monday", ? "He lent the book last Monday".)

  • I never said "lend out" feels intransitive and I in fact quite disagree with that. Regarding habituality, "lend out" certainly works better because it doesn't require the indirect object and normally one doesn't lend habitually to the same person. But I still see no similarity between it and 貸し出す, as you can still say "I lend out books all the time". – Darius Jahandarie Sep 23 '14 at 16:32
  • Somehow I misread that part of your answer. – Tim Sep 24 '14 at 0:03
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I think the meaning of 貸す is "lend". "貸し出す" have the image like bringing out the place where the thing is from. . For example, we don't say "図書館の本は貸し中です。" but say "図書館の本は、貸し出し中です。".

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