- 昂贵的,费用大的 costing a lot (of money)
high in price or charging high prices;
"an expensive shop"
- The dress is too expensive for me to buy.
- A cheaper camera is not always inferior to a more expensive one.
- This set of crystal wine cups is very expensive.
- The overhead costs are ridiculously expensive.
- It is more expensive to go by plane than by boat.
- He flattered her with flowers and expensive gifts.
- We really don't need such a big, expensive car.
- He gently refused to accept these expensive gifts.
- The state government inaugurated an expensive project.
- The shop sells very expensive clothes.
- Such expensive dresses are not available in ordinary department stores.
- I haven't got much money. Is it an expensive shop?
- Cargo handling usually takes time and expensive equipment.
- They had an expensive party last week.
- It was an expensive education.
- A long illness is an expensive misfortune for the average family.
- His books were bringing in royalties enough to enable him to live in a more expensive style.
- I bought the most expensive watch.
- A passing group attracted his attention, two gentlemen and a radiantly expensive lady.
- If it is too expensive I don't want it.
- It may be expensive, but it's worth the price.
- I don't like those shoes, besides, they're too expensive.
- The bed is expensive.
- Diamonds come expensive.
- The book was very expensive, costing over $500.
- The meals in that restaurant are very expensive.
- Alcoholic drinks are relatively expensive.
- Living in the country is less expensive than in the city.
- Tailors are so expensive.
- This was more expensive than the other one.
- The book is too expensive for me.
- Such a tour would be too expensive for me.
- Meat was scarce during the war and too expensive for ordinary people.
- Houses are very expensive in this area.
- Things such as diamonds are expensive to buy.
- Gold is too expensive to be used as a conductor.
- It is expensive to travel by plane.
- It's too expensive for me to buy.
- expensive book 昂贵的书
- expensive car 昂贵的小汽车
- expensive clothes 昂贵的衣服
- expensive education 费用高的教育
- expensive gift 昂贵的礼物
- expensive lady 衣着华丽的妇女
- expensive mode of living 奢华的生活方式
- expensive party 耗资巨大的晚会
- expensive project 耗资巨大的工程
- expensive watch 昂贵的手表
- abominably expensive 奢侈得可恶
- absurdly expensive 价钱高得不合理,奢侈得愚蠢
- amazingly expensive 昂贵得惊人
- criminally expensive 奢侈得可耻
- cruelly expensive 极昂贵
- dreadfully expensive 极端昂贵
- enormously expensive 奢侈得极可恶
- excessively expensive 极度奢侈
- exorbitantly expensive 昂贵得过头
- extravagantly expensive 过度奢侈
- extremely expensive 极其昂贵
- foolishly expensive 奢侈得愚蠢
- inconceivably expensive 昂贵得惊人
- inevitably expensive 必然昂贵
- inexpressibly expensive 奢侈得无法形容
- naturally expensive 自然昂贵
- outrageously expensive 奢侈得令人不能容忍
Young Men..are..so expensive both of their Health and Fortune.出自： Steele
A regular arrangement of extracts..is..more expensive of time.出自： J. Gilchrist
- expensive, costly, dear
- 这组词的共同意思是“高贵的”或“昂贵的”。其区别在于:dear指本身并不见得贵,但与同类物品的价格相比而显得“贵”; expensive指虽物有所值,但超出购买者支付能力的“贵”; costly则指物体本身“贵重”,因而价格“昂贵”,常引申指耗费的物质或精力很大。例如:
- In the middle of the summer, fresh oranges are dear, but in the winter months they are cheap.仲夏时节的鲜桔很贵,但在冬季的几个月里却很便宜。
- We indulged in an expensive supper after the concert.音乐会后我们尽情地享受了一顿昂贵的晚餐。
- Selling your house can be a costly and time-consuming business.出售你的房子很可能是费钱耗时的事。
误 The price of this suit of clothes is too expensive.
正 The price of this suit of clothes is too high.
正 This suit of clothes is too expensive.
误 Modern farms aren't expensive to be developed.
正 Modern farms aren't expensive to develop.
正 Modern farms aren't expensive for us to develop.
析 be expensive+to- v 结构中,不定式的主动形式有被动意义,所以不可用被动结构。我在集邮簿里收藏了许多贵重的邮票。
误 In my stamp album I have many highly-costed stamps.
正 In my stamp album I have many expensive stamps.
析 highly-costed意为“成本高”, expensive才是“有价值的,贵重的”的意思。
- ☆ 17世纪20年代进入英语，直接源自近代拉丁语的expensa，意为花费的，昂贵的。