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I was playing ポケットモンスターファイアーレッド (Pokémon fire red) when I noticed that this appears when I start reading most of the signs:

おとくな けいじばん

I've searched for it in a couple of sites, and it looks like けいじばん is bulletin board, but I didn't find what おとくな means, nor what the sentence is saying.

  • I think if you know na-adjectives and how to use a dictionary, you'll be able to answer this question yourself... – Earthliŋ Jan 13 at 20:46
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    おとくなけいじばん - ポケモンWiki – user27479 Jan 13 at 20:50
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    Hint: おとく is the adjective な is what connects it to the next word. You should be only looking for the adjective, without the "connector" – Felipe Oliveira Jan 13 at 23:12
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    Further hint: お とく  the お just makes the word more polite. So look up とく and けいじばん and you've got your answer. – virmaior Jan 14 at 2:08
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It's the na-adjective 得【とく】 with a polite prefix お. As a na-adjective it means "profitable", and お works in various ways, but here you can think of it "for you". So お得な is as a whole like "(that) profits you".

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jisho.org: 得

Thus お得【とく】(な) is a very common fixed phrase in the real life. The definition below reflects very well what settings they use it frequently in.

jisho.org
jisho.org: お得

If you don't know how to use a dictionary or what a na-adjective is, please read some beginner material.

  • The definition shown in the image doesn't seem to answer this question. ("an economical board"?) Although it's a community wiki, I'm not sure if it's correct to change it drastically... – broccoli forest Jan 15 at 17:11
  • @broccoliforest drasticに変えるか補足を追記していただければ助かります…w – naruto Jan 15 at 17:17
  • やってみます………………………… – broccoli forest Jan 16 at 2:30

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