Translation of "earn" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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earnverb [ I or T ]

uk /ɜːn/ us /ɝːn/

A2 to receive money as payment for work that you do

I earn $80,000 a year. 我一年挣3万美元。
How much do you earn, if you don't mind me asking? 如果你不介意的话,能告诉我你挣多少钱吗?
You can't expect to earn a living (= be paid enough money to live on) from your painting. 你不能指望靠画画来维持生计。
[ + two objects ] Coffee exports earn (= give) Brazil many millions of dollars a year./Brazil earns many millions of dollars a year from coffee exports. 咖啡出口每年给巴西带来的收入达数百万英镑。/巴西通过出口咖啡每年收入达数百万英镑。

C2 to get something that you deserve

It's been a tough six months and I feel I've earned a few weeks off. 这半年可真是够辛苦的,我觉得我也该休息几周了。
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(Translation of “earn” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)