Translation of "earn" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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earnverb [ I or T ]

uk /ɜːn/ us /ɝːn/

A2 to receive money as payment for work that you do

賺(錢);掙得;賺得
I earn $80,000 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 dollars a year./Brazil earns many millions of dollars 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。

C2 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。
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More examples

  • As a personal trainer to the rich and famous, he earns over a million dollars a year.
  • He earns a bit of extra pocket money by babysitting.
  • Many people are more interested in job satisfaction than in earning large amounts of money.
  • A person's gross income is the money they earn before tax is deducted from it.
  • You should put the money in a savings account where it will earn interest.

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