Translation of "expensive" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɪkˈspen.sɪv/ us /ɪkˈspen.sɪv/

A1 costing a lot of money

Rolls Royces are very expensive. 劳斯莱斯汽车价格昂贵。
Big houses are expensive to maintain. 大房子维护费用很高。
She has expensive tastes (= she likes things that cost a lot of money). 她喜欢昂贵的东西。

More examples

  • If you send it by airmail, it'll be very expensive.
  • I treated myself to a meal in an expensive restaurant.
  • Toddlers don't need expensive toys and games to keep them amused.
  • A large house like this must be expensive to heat.
  • A lot of businesses are moving out of London because it's too expensive.

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