Translation of "earn" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɜːn/ us /ɜrn/

A2 to get money for doing work

She earns about £40,000 a year.
earn a/your living

to work to get money for the things you need

ganarse la vida

to get something good that you deserve

As a teacher you have to earn the respect of your students.

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


verb /əːn/

to gain (money, wages, one’s living) by working

He earns $200 a week
He earns his living by cleaning shoes
You can afford a car now that you’re earning.

to deserve

I’ve earned a rest.
earnings noun plural

money etc earned

ingresos, ganancias
His earnings are not sufficient to support his family.

(Translation of “earn” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)