Translation of "allowance" - English-Traditional 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

(尤指為特定事項支付的)定期補貼,津貼
The perks of the job include a company pension and a generous travel allowance. 這份工作的特殊待遇包括公司退休金計劃和豐厚的差旅補助。
I couldn't have managed at college if I hadn't had an allowance from my parents. 要不是父母定期給我生活費,我沒法讀完大學。

[ C ] an amount of something that you are allowed

定量;限額
The baggage/luggage allowance for most flights is 20 kilos. 大多數班機允許乘客攜帶的行李重量限額是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

孩子的錢

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

顧及,考慮到;為…留出餘地
We should make allowance for bad weather and have plenty of umbrellas available. 我們應該考慮到有可能會遇上惡劣天氣,所以應該備足雨傘。

allowance noun (ACCEPTING)

make allowances for

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

體諒,諒解;慮及
You should make allowances for him - he's been quite ill recently. 你應該體諒他——他最近一直病得不輕。
"This is a poor piece of work." "Yes, but you should make allowances for the fact that she's only seven." 「這件作品很拙劣。」「不錯,但是你不應該忘了,她才只有七歲啊。」

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