Translation of "allowance" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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allowancenoun

uk /əˈlaʊ.əns/ us /əˈlaʊ.əns/

allowance noun (AMOUNT GIVEN)

C1 [ C ] money that you are given regularly, especially to pay for a particular thing

(尤指为特定事项支付的)定期补贴,津贴
The perks of the job include a company pension and a generous travel allowance. 这份工作的特殊待遇包括公司退休金计划和丰厚的差旅补助。
I couldn't have managed at college if I hadn't had an allowance from my parents. 要不是父母定期给我生活费,我没法读完大学。

[ C ] an amount of something that you are allowed

定量;限额
The baggage/luggage allowance for most flights is 20 kilos. 大多数班机允许乘客携带的行李重量限额是20公斤。

[ C ] mainly US UK usually pocket money an amount of money that parents regularly give to their child to spend as they choose

孩子的钱

More examples

  • Gary's been exploiting the system, getting both a student allowance and unemployment benefit.
  • A family man's earnings rose 5% in real terms after deducting income tax, insurance, child allowances, etc.
  • Paul has to use his car a lot in his new job but he gets a good mileage allowance.
  • He gets a small allowance from his father - just enough to live on until he starts to earn money.
  • The basic calorie allowance is 2000 calories a day for women and 2500 for men.

allowance noun (PREPARATION)

make allowance for

to prepare for the possibility of

顾及,考虑到;为…留出余地
We should make allowance for bad weather and have plenty of umbrellas available. 我们应该考虑到有可能会遇上恶劣天气,所以应该备足雨伞。

allowance noun (ACCEPTING)

make allowances for

C2 To make allowances for someone is to think about their characteristics and not judge them too severely.

体谅,谅解;虑及
You should make allowances for him - he's been quite ill recently. 你应该体谅他——他最近一直病得不轻。
"This is a poor piece of work." "Yes, but you should make allowances for the fact that she's only seven." “这件作品很拙劣。”“不错,但是你不应该忘了,她才只有7岁啊。”

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