Translation of "principal" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

principal

noun [ C usually singular ] (MONEY) 金钱 uk us /ˈprɪnt.sɪ.pəl/ specialized

an amount of money which someone has invested in a bank or lent to a person or organization so that they will receive interest on it from the bank, person or organization

本金;可生息的资本
She lives off the interest and tries to keep the principal intact. 她靠利息过日子,尽量不动用本金。

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