Translation of "cheap" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /tʃiːp/ us /tʃiːp/

cheap adjective (LOW PRICE)

A1 costing little money or less than is usual or expected

I got a cheap flight at the last minute. 我在最后一刻买到了一张便宜的机票。
Food is usually cheaper in supermarkets. 超市里的食物通常要便宜些。
Children and the elderly are entitled to cheap train tickets. 儿童和老人可以享受廉价火车票。
The system is simple and cheap to operate. 这个计划实施起来简单又省钱。
During times of mass unemployment, there's a pool of cheap labour for employers to draw from. 在人们大批失业的时候,有大量廉价劳动力供雇主选用。
figurative In a war, human life becomes very cheap (= seems to be of little value). 战争期间,人命变得很不值钱。

If a shop or restaurant is cheap, it charges low prices.

I go to the cheapest hairdresser's in town. 我去城里收费最便宜的那家理发店理发。
cheap and cheerful UK

cheap but good or enjoyable

There's a restaurant round the corner that serves cheap and cheerful food. 街角处有家饭店,那里的饭菜价廉物美。
on the cheap informal

If you get goods on the cheap, you get them for a low price, often from someone you know who works in the company or business that produces them.


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cheap adjective (LOW QUALITY)

C1 disapproving used to describe goods that are both low in quality and low in price

I bought some cheap wine for cooking with. 我买了些便宜的劣质葡萄酒烧菜用。
He bought some cheap shoes that fell apart after a couple of months. 他买了双便宜鞋,两个月之后就全破了。
cheap and nasty UK

costing little and of very bad quality


cheap adjective (UNGENEROUS)

US UK mean unwilling to spend money

He's so cheap he didn't even buy me a card for my birthday. 他真小气,居然连张生日卡都没给我买。

cheap adjective (DRESSED SEXILY)

disapproving If you describe the way a person is dressed as cheap, you mean that it is very obvious that they are trying to sexually attract other people.


cheap adjective (UNKIND)

disapproving unpleasant and unkind

I wish you'd stop making cheap jokes about my friends. 希望你别再对我的朋友们开那种低级玩笑了。


uk /tʃiːp/ us /tʃiːp/

for little money or for less than is usual

I got some shoes cheap in the sale. 我在大减价的时候买到了几双便宜鞋。
There were some chairs in the market going cheap (= they were not expensive). 市场上有些椅子在廉价出售。


(Translation of “cheap” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)