How to say “Can I please have your autograph?” in Japanese?

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サインしていただけますか? (sain shite itada kemasu ka)

In Japanese, autograph is pronounced “Sign”.
The same as when you buy something with a credit card, you need to put your “SIGN” (signature) on the dotted line.

I am guessing that’s the origin and somehow the word “sign” became to mean “autograph” in Japanese.

Since it is practically the same thing (asking for someone’s signature), I think it makes sense.

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  1. TH 30 April, 2012

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