Translation of "earn" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ I or T ] uk us /ɜːn/ US  /ɝːn/

to receive money as payment for work that you do

I earn $30 000 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 pounds a year./Brazil earns many millions of pounds 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。

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。
→ See also well-earned

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