Translation of "pay" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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payverb

uk /peɪ/ us /peɪ/ paid, paid

pay verb (BUY)

A1 [ I or T ] to give money to someone for something you want to buy or for services provided

付費;付酬
How much did you pay for the tickets? 你買那些票花了多少錢?
I pay my taxes. 我繳付稅款。
[ + two objects ] I'll pay you the fiver back tomorrow. 我明天還你那五英鎊。
I paid the driver (in/with) cash. 我給司機付現金。
Would you prefer to pay with/by cash, cheque, or credit card? 你喜歡用現金、支票還是信用卡付款?
[ + obj + to infinitive ] I think we'll need to pay a builder to take this wall down. 我想我們要僱個建築工人來拆掉這面牆。
Did Linda pay you for looking after her cats while she was away? 琳達出門時請你替她照顧她的貓,有沒有付錢給你?
I paid (out) a lot of money to get the washing machine fixed and it still doesn't work! 我花了一大筆錢修洗衣機,結果還是不能用!
pay for itself

If something pays for itself, it works so well that it saves the same amount of money that it cost.

使損益相當;回本
The advertising should pay for itself. 這則廣告所帶來的收益應該能回本。

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pay verb (WORK)

B1 [ I or T ] to give money to someone for work that they have done

付錢(給…),支付(…)報酬
The company pays its interns $4,000 a month.
We pay €200 a day for this kind of work.
Accountancy may be boring but at least it pays well. 當會計可能很乏味,但至少收入可觀。
Most of these women are very poorly paid and work in terrible conditions. 這些婦女大多工資微薄,且工作條件惡劣。

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pay verb (PROFIT)

[ I ] to give a profit or advantage to someone or something

有收益,有利可圖,有好處
It never pays to take risks where human safety is concerned. 凡是涉及人身安全時,冒險絕不會有甚麼好處。

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pay verb (GIVE)

C2 [ T ] to give or do something

給予,致以;進行
The commander paid tribute to the courage of his troops. 指揮官極力讚揚部隊官兵的勇敢無畏。
It's always nice to be paid a compliment. 獲得讚揚總是件好事。
A crowd of mourners gathered to pay their respects to the dead man. 一群哀悼者聚集在一起向死者告別。
pay (sb/sth) a call/visit

B2 to visit a person or place, usually for a short time

拜訪(某人)
I'll pay you a call when I'm in the area. 我到這一帶附近時會去拜訪你的。
We thought we'd pay a visit to the museum while we were in Lisbon.
If you leave your address, I'll pay a call on you when I'm in the area. 如果你留下地址,我到這一帶附近時會去拜訪你的。

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paynoun [ U ]

uk /peɪ/ us /peɪ/

B1 the money you receive for doing a job

工資,薪金
It's a nice job but the pay is appalling. 這份工作不錯,但工資低得不像話。
be in the pay of sb

to work for someone, especially secretly

(尤指秘密地)受僱於(某人)

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