the volume is thin


Senior Member
Mandarin Chinese
Correct me if I am wrong. I think when talking about sales/transaction volume, you could say it is small or big, but could you say it is thick or thin? What kind of adjectives could I use besides the ones I mentioned?

Meanwhile, the transaction volume in Deerhill Bay is relatively thin compared with other developments.
  • danielxu85

    Senior Member
    Mandarin Chinese
    Thanks, Maestro! Am I right that thin or thick does not fit volume? Could I say the "sales volume" (if such thing exists, ) is light or heavy?


    Senior Member
    Thick or thin do not fit any situation. Stock trading is light or heavy, and real property, such as housing markets, are referred to as strong or weak.
    I disagree. Thin trading is a very frequently used term in reporting on financial market activities.

    Have a look:

    Results 1 - 10 of about 143,000 for "thin trading"

    These are not oddball incidences. The term is common.


    Senior Member
    USA English
    search on "thick trading," you will mostly find links to extra heavy trading cards, with extremely few references to stock trading. I have never heard "thick" trading used in this context.
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