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earn

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ɜːn/ US  /ɝːn/
to receive money as payment for work that you do
賺(錢);掙得;賺得
I earn $30 000 a year.
我一年賺三萬美元。
How much do you earn, if you don't mind me asking?
如果你不介意的話,能告訴我你賺多少錢嗎?
You can't expect to earn a living (= be paid enough money to live on) from your painting.
你不能指望靠畫畫來維持生計。
[+ two objects] Coffee exports earn (= give) Brazil many millions of pounds a year./Brazil earns many millions of pounds a year from coffee exports.
咖啡出口每年給巴西帶來的收入達數百萬英鎊。/巴西藉由出口咖啡每年收入達數百萬英鎊。
Earning money and money earned
to get something that you deserve
應獲得;搏得;贏得
It's been a tough six months and I feel I've earned a few weeks off.
這半年可真是夠辛苦的,我覺得我也該休息幾周了。
→  See also well-earned Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
(Definition of earn from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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