Translation of "cheap" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


adjective (LOW PRICE) 便宜的 uk us /tʃiːp/

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 scheme 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.


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