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pay [ pei] vt.支付;付给;给予

pay attention to 注意;重视

pay back 偿还(借款等);回报

pay for 偿还;受到惩罚

pay off 还清(债款)

pay out 付出(款项等)

pay up 全部付清(钱);付款

pay respect to 考虑,关心,重视

pay honour to 向…致敬

pay attention to 注意

pay back 偿还,回报

pay off 还清(债), 给清工资后遗散

pay up 全部付清

pay attention to
注意

pay back
偿还,回报

pay off
还清(债), 给清工资后遗散

pay up
全部付清

exta work 加班 extra pay加班费

pay [pei] n. 工资, 支付, 交纳, 给予

拜年 pay New Year call

拆东墙补西墙 rob Peter to pay Paul

带薪假期 paid holiday

(吃)皇粮 "public grainfunds, goods, etc provided by the government; salary paid by the state "

敲竹杠 make somebody pay through the nose; put the lug on; rob by a trick

神州行电话卡 Shenzhou pre-paid card

偷税、骗税、逃税、抗税 "tax evasion, tax fraud, and refusal to pay taxes "

弹性工资 flexible pay

物质文明建设和精神文明建设一起抓 pay attention to ethical as well as material progress

乡统筹,村提留 fees paid by farmers for overall township planning and village reserve

PTV Pay Television 付费电视

PPV Pay Per View 有价值意见

拜年 pay New Year's call; give New Year's greetings; New Year's visit

to pay the commission 支付佣金

I need a checking account so that I can pay my bill.
我需开个支票帐户,这样就能付帐。

How much do you wish to pay into your account?
你希望在你的户头上存多少?

I'd like to pay 200 yuan into my deposit account.
我想在在我的定期存款户头上存200元。

pay-in slip 存款单

The letter at Counter 6 will pay you against your number slip.
六号柜台的出纳员将根据你的号码牌付给你钱。 

Do you pay interest on this account?
这种存款付给利息吗?

Interest is paid at the rate of 1% per annum at present.
目前每年的利率是1%。

你必须为这项物品缴付税金。 You'll have to pay duty on this.

pay down (分期付款)付头款

pay one's own way 各自付费

pay the price 付出代价;得到报应

Please ensure that you have paid and display 请确保已买票并张贴。

This is a pay and display car park 此停车场自动交费并张贴票据。

Fill in your selection here and take to a pay point. 在此选购商品填单,然后到收款台付款。

Price paid including fees and vat.
所付价格包括服务费和增值税

Free children admission with full paying adult 卖成人票,儿童免费。

拆东墙补西墙 rob Peter to pay Paul

pre-paid Phone Card : 储值卡

工资水平领先者 pay leaders

工资水平居后者 pay followers

工资等级 pay grade

工资幅度 pay range

pre-paid Phone Card:储值卡

偷税、骗税、逃税、抗税 tax evasion, tax fraud and refusal to pay taxes

一次付清 pay in full;

pay-off control 支出控制

以计帐方式付款 to pay on account

请付票款; 清付票款 to pay a cheque; to honour a cheque

付款 to pay; to make payment; to make effect payment

迅速付款 to pay promptly

付款相当迅速 to pay moderately well; to pay fairly well; to keep the engagements regularly

付款相当慢 to pay slowly; to take extended credit

付款不好 to pay badly; to be generally in arrear with payments

付款颇为恶劣 to pay very badly; to never pay unless forced

拒绝付款 to refuse payment; to refuse to pay; to dishonour a bill

惠请付款 kindly pay the amount; please forward payment; please forward a cheque.

请支付票款 advice to pay cheques

下星期一以前未能清结本件款项, 不得已, 将委任我公司顾问律师处理。
We wish to state that if the account be not paid by Monday next, we shall be forced to place the matter in the hands o four solicitors.

我们送货后, 顾客直接向我们办分期付款。我们收款时, 要将收据交付顾客。
The customer pays the instalments direct to us, after delivery o fthe articles and we send him the receipts.

敬请留意, 我公司对市区的付款日, 订于每周星期三上午11时起至下午3时。但是,我们希望各位债权人至少提前三天派代表与我行接洽清偿金额。
Please note that our pay day for Town Accounts is Wednesday of any Week, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., but we expect creditors to send representatives to agree to amounts for settlement at least three days prior to calling for their cheques.

across-the-board pay increase
全面加薪;划一加薪幅度

acting pay
署任薪酬

annual paid-up pension
每年付足的抚恤金

appropriate point below the minimum of the pay scale
低于起薪点的适当薪点

CAPS [Craft Apprentice Pay Scale]
技工学徒薪级;技工学徒薪级表

Certificate of School Fee Paid [overseas education allowance]
已缴学校费用证明书〔海外教育津贴〕

consolidated pay scale
综合薪级

corresponding pay range
对等薪幅

Craft Apprentice Pay Scale [CAPS]
技工学徒薪级;技工学徒薪级表

Directorate (Legal) Pay Scale
首长级(律政人员)薪级;首长级(律政人员)薪级表

Directorate Pay Scale
首长级薪级;首长级薪级表

entry pay
入职薪酬

equal pay for equal work
同工同酬

ex gratia leave on full pay
全薪特惠假期

ex gratia leave pay
假期特惠金

expatriation pay
外地雇员津贴

Any government, which is blind to this point, may pay a heavy price.
任何政府忽视这一点都将付出巨大的代价。
15.Nowadays, many students always go into raptures at the mere mention of the coming life of high school or college they will begin. Unfortunately, for most young people, it is not pleasant experience on their first day on campus.
当前,一提到即将开始的学校生活,许多学生都会兴高采烈。然而,对多数年轻人来说,校园刚开始的日子并不是什么愉快的经历。

Those urban planners who are blind to this point will pay a heavy price, which they cannot afford it.
那些城市的规划者们如果忽视这一点,将会付出他们无法承受的代价。

In conclusion, we must take into account this problem rationally and place more emphases on peasants' lives. Any government that is blind to this point will pay a heavy price.
总之,我们应理智考虑这一问题,重视农民的生活。任何政府忽视这一点都将付出巨大的代价。

Although many experts from universities and institutes consistently maintain that it is an inevitable part of an independent life, parents in growing numbers are starting to realize that people, including teachers and experts in education, should pay considerable attention to this problem.
尽管来自高校和研究院的许多专家坚持认为这是独立生活不可避免的一部分,然而越来越多的家长开始意识到包括教师和教育专家在内的人们应该认真对待这一问题。

Furthermore, people who addict to fashion clothes have to spend more time going shopping and pay more attention to the impression they make on others. As a result, it is impossible to devote enough time and energy in their study and job.
而且,沉湎于时尚服装的人们不得不花费更多时间逛商店,更加注意自己给别人的印象。因此,他们不可能有足够的时间用于学习或工作。 112a. No one can doubt the essential fact that the traffic problem over the last years has caused wide public concern all over the world. Experts in increasing numbers are beginning to believe that such situation would produce unfavorable effects on economic growth of local areas.
没有人能否认这一重要事实:最近几年交通问题在全世界受到了普遍关注。越来越多的专家开始相信这种状况将对当地的经济发展产生不利影响。

ability to pay 支付能力

accept to pay 承兑

additional paid-in capital 溢缴资本

capacity to pay 支付能力

paying capacity 支付能力

additional paid-in capital 追加股本金

capital paid in 实收资本,已缴资本

debt paying ability 偿债能力

monthly pay 月工资

Paid 付清的

paid cash book 现金支出帐

paid check 已付支票

paid debt 已还清的债务

paid off 付清

Paid-in 已缴的,已收到的

paid-in capital 实收资本

paid-in surplus 缴入公积

Paid-up 已缴纳的,已付清的

paid-up capital 已缴清的资本

paid-up loan 已还清的贷款

Pay 付钱,付款,偿还,工资

pay back period 还本期

pay bill 工资单

pay check 付工资的支票

pay cut 工资削减

pay duty 纳税

pay freeze 工资冻结

pay in 缴款

pay in cash 现金支付

pay off 清偿

pay out 支出

pay up 付清

premium pay 加班费

duty-paid price 完税价格

profit paid to the state 上交国家利润

profit ratio of paid-in capital 实收资本利润率

最大设计装载质量
maximum design pay mass

最大允许装载质量
maximum autohorized pay mass

I hope I'll get a big pay raise.
但愿薪水大大提高一下。

Two delusions fostered by higher education are that what is taught corresponds to what is learned, and that it will somehow pay off in money.
高等教育造成了两种错觉,一是教的东西就等于学到的东西,二是它总会通过某种方式以金钱回报。

Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich.
注意多数人忽视的简单小事使少数人致富。

All poets pretend to write for immortality, but he whole tribe have no objection to present pay and present praise.
所有诗人都自称是为不巧的名声而写作,可这些家伙对眼前的稿酬与眼前的赞扬却全无异议。

responsibility — the price every man must pay for freedom 责任——每个人都必须为自由而付出的代价。

The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth.
我们向别人提供的服务实在是为自己在这个世界上的住所付出的租金。

In order to pay off his debts, he had to trade in his piano for money.
为了还债,他只好把钢琴拿去换钱。

Even though he is hardworking, there is never enough money to pay the bills.
尽管工作努力, 他总是入不敷出。

The company required its clients to pay their bills in advance.
这家公司要求顾客预先支付费用。

Whoever broke the window, he should pay for the damage.
无论谁打破了窗户,都得赔偿。

It will take me ten years to pay back this loan.
我还清这笔贷款要用10年时间。

Whoever broke the window, he should pay for the damage.
无论谁打破了窗户,都得赔偿。

She paid close attention to the details.
她特别注意细节。

Her university study is paid for by a scholarship from a private foundation.
她的学费是由一家私立基金会的奖学金来支付的。

He stopped me from getting that job and I'm going to make him pay for it.
当初他不让我接那个工作,现在我要让他为此付出代价。

I didn't bother to have the car checked, a mistake for which I paid dearly.
当时我为了省事没有检查汽车,这一失误使我付出了沉重的代价。

I paid $50 for that coat. 我花50美元买了这件大衣。

How do you wish to pay for your purchase?
你希望以何种方式支付所购物品?

Women are, on average, paid 25 percent less than men.
妇女的薪水平均比男人低25% 。

The agreement is explicit in saying the rent must be paid by the tenth of every month.
这份协议清楚地说明了必须在每个月十号付房租。

The little boy cannot pay attention; he is distracted by the bird outside the classroom.
这小孩不能集中精力,教室外的小鸟分散了他的注意力。

He pays me occasional visits.
他偶尔来看我。

The boy failed in the examination because he had paid no attention to the teacher in class.
那男孩考试没及格, 他上课不听老师讲课。

Bob quit because the pay was too low.
因为工资太低,鲍勃辞职了。

My pay was affected by the reorganization of the business.
公司重组影响了我的收入。

He intends to ask the managers for a raise in pay.
他想要经理给他提薪。

Becoming more creative means paying attention to that endless flow of ideas you produce, and learning to capture and act upon the new that's within you.
变得更有创造力意味着留意你头脑里的无穷无尽的想法,学会捕捉你脑子里的新想法并将其付诸行动。

Pollution of the environment is an excessive price to pay for so-called progress.
环境的污染是对所谓的发展所付出的高昂代价。

The doctor refused to accept any pay from the poor woman for numerous medical visits.
那位医生拒绝接受那位贫穷的妇女无数次门诊就医的费用。

The government issues a warning that those who won't pay income taxes will be billed.
政府发出了警告,凡不缴纳所得税的人将被罚款。

How much did you pay for the tickets?
这些票你付了多少钱?
I didn't pay a penny; I got them for free.
我一分未付;我是免费得到的。

I’m short of funds so I’ll pay you next week.
由于我现在手头紧, 因此下周才能付给你钱。

The sponsors of a television program pay the costs of making the program.
电视节目赞助人出资承担编制节目的费用。

He asked $1,500 for his old car, but I thought it was only worth $1,000. We finally reached a compromise and I paid $1,250.
他开价1,500美元出售他那辆旧车,可我觉得那车只值1,000美元。我们双方最后达成妥协,我付了1,250美元。

He asked more than I was willing to pay, so we compromised on a price in between.
他的要价超出我愿意付的数额,结果我们达成妥协, 商定了一个居中的价格。

If you are living overseas, you may not have to pay tax in your own country.
如果你生活在海外,你可以不必在你自己的国家付税。

The pay I receive is paid after the deduction of tax.
我得到的工资是扣过税的。

If you take more luggage than is allowed, you will have to pay for the excess luggage.
如果你的行李超重,你得额外付费。

She’s an expert in her field, and is paid accordingly.
她在自己的领域里是个专家,并得到了相应的报酬。

We are meant to fill in a tax form and pay income tax every year.
每年我们都得填写税单并缴纳所得税。

Lately, shops have had to pay more every month for the space they use. These increases could put a lot of small shops out of business.
近来商店的铺面月租金提高了。这会使许多小店铺关门歇业。

I pay 30 pounds a week for board and lodging (or: bed and board).
我每周的食宿开销是30英镑。

The company has been crippled by its responsibility to pay back all the money it borrowed.
这家公司被债务拖垮了。

Workers have rejected a pay offer of 3% in favor of a 4% increase linked with a shorter working week.
工人们拒绝了3% 的工资增长幅度,主张工资增长幅度为4% ,同时每周工作日也要缩短。

Some companies are establishing variable pay programs to reward top workers on their staff.
有些公司在建立可变工资制度,以奖励优秀员工。

This will be paid on demand.
索款即付。

You must pay a deposit to the hotel if you want them to keep a room free for you.
如果你要旅馆为你保留房间,就得先付押金。

It's a good feeling to pay off the house after all these years.
经过这些年后终于偿还了房子欠款,感觉很不错。

Once we have paid off the store, we shall owe money to no one.
一旦偿还了商店债务,我们就不欠任何人的钱了。

It would take him the rest of his life to pay off that loan.
还清那笔贷款需要用尽他的余生。

Three years later, he is still paying off his debts.
三年后,他还在偿还债务。

They will pay about $675 million plus interest.
他们大约要支付6.75亿美元,外加利息。

We paid a yearly visit to my uncle.
我们每年去看一次我叔叔。

A survey conducted by a group of physicians indicates that pregnant women should pay more attention to their amount of iron reserves.
一组医生做的调查表明,孕妇更应该注意其体内铁离子的储存量。

Every bank pays close attention to the speed and accuracy of its staff.
每个银行都密切关注其职员的工作速度和准确性。

Please pay your bills at the checkout counter.
请到收银台付款。

He is going bankrupt if he can not pay off the loan that becomes due soon.
假如他不能偿清即将到期的贷款,他就要破产了。

I'm afraid your request for a pay rise was turned down again.
恐怕你要求加工资的请求又被拒绝了。

Can I pay by check or credit card?
我能用支票或信用卡吗?

You can stay as long as you pay the rent on time.
只要你按时交房租,你就能住这儿。

Even if you had given him much more money, he might not have paid off the debt.
就算你给了他更多的钱,他也还不清债务。

He does not pay attention to anybody.
You are wasting your time in persuading him.
他谁的话也不听,你劝他是在浪费时间。

You don't have to pay any duty on personal belongings.
个人物品不需要关税。

They are paid by the hour. 他们按时取酬。

They are arguing over who should pay the bill.他们为谁应该付款而争论不休。

Unfortunately you'll have to pay the fine before you check those books out.在你借书之前你要先付清罚款。

The instinctive sense of the dishonor which money-purchase does to art is so strong that sometimes a man of letters who can pay his way otherwise refuses pay for his work, as Lord Byron did, for a while, from a noble pride, and as Count Tolstoy has tried to do, from a noble conscience.
金钱购买给艺术的本能耻辱感如此强烈,以致可有时文人可以获得报酬却拒绝为其作品给予的报酬,Lord Byron有时因为尊贵的自豪而这么做,而Count Tolstoy则出于贵族的良知而尽力这么做。

You must pay attention to your teacher in the class.
上课的时候必须专心听老师讲课。

Tomorrow I'll pay a call on him.
明天我将要去拜访他。

Women demand equal pay for equal work.
妇女要求同工同酬。

According to your contract, you get 15 days' paid holiday a year.
根据你的合同,你每年有十五天的带薪假期。

The manager wouldn't pay him his wages.
经理不肯把工资付给他。

He gets his pay each Friday.
他每星期五领工资。

He paid for it out of his own pocket.
他是自己掏腰包的。

The president is paying a private visit to Europe.
总统正在对欧洲做私人访问。

Just to satisfy my curiosity, how much did you pay for your car?
我只是出于好奇,请问你买这辆车花了多少钱?

If you want a share of the pay, you'll have to do your fair share of the work.
要是你想得到一份报酬,你就必须做好你该分担的那一份工作。

什么时候到期?
When is this due? *due“必须支付”、“支付期限到了”。日常生活中常使用带有due的表达方式。
Here's the phone bill. (这是电话费通知单。)
When is this due? (交费截止到什么时候?)
When is the rent due? (房租截止到几号?)
When is the paper due? (交论文的时间截止到几号?)
When is the last day I can pay for this?
How long is the pay period?
When do I have to pay this by?
When does this have to be finished by?

我是自己掏的腰包。
I paid out of my own pocket. 直译是“从自己的口袋里拿出钱来支付。”是“自己掏腰包”的固定说法。

他因为还不上债而躲了起来。
He didn't pay the debt and disappeared. *debt“借债,负债,有欠债的状态”。
He skipped town without paying his debt.

付款截止到什么时候?
When is this due? *due“已到付款截止日期”。
When do I have to pay this by?
When is the last day I can pay for this?
How long is the pay period?
When is the pay period over?
When does this have to be finished by?

她根本不搭理我。
She ignored me. *ignore“不放在眼里”、“不理”、“假装看不见”。
What did she do? (她怎么了?)
She ignored me. (她不搭理我。)
She gave me the cold shoulder.
She didn't pay any attention to me (at all).

你在听吗?
Are you listening to me? *这句是用于确认对方是否在注意听自己讲话。注意在这儿不能用动词hear。
Are you paying attention?

别说傻话。
Don't be silly.
I'll pay for dinner. (我付晚饭的钱。)
Don't be silly. (别说傻话。)
Don't be foolish.

我们换个话题吧!
Let's change the subject.
Okay, okay, I'll pay you back next week... (好吧,好吧,下星期我还你钱……)
Let's change the subject. (那,我们换个话题吧。)
Let's talk about something else.
Let's talk about something different.
I'd rather talk about something else. (能不能换个别的话题。)

还我钱。
Pay up!
Pay up! (还我钱!)
Can you wait till next month? (能等到下个月吗?)
Pay your debt!
Pay me back!
Give me my money now! (现在你就还我钱。)

我会找你算帐的。
You'll pay for this. *威胁他人,带有“要报复你”的语感。

这么点儿薪水我怎么够活呀!
I can't make ends meet on my small salary.
I can't live on my low pay.
I can't get along on my scanty pay.
I find it impossible to make ends meet on my small salary.

我要报复。
I want to get even with him.
I'll pay him back. (这个仇我一定得报。)

Where am I supposed to pay the excess train fare?
我应该在哪里补票?

It is a pay phone .
那是一个付费电话。

According to the regulations, sir, you'll have to reimburse the bank for the amount paid.
根据规定,先生,您应该补偿银行付的那笔款了。

But you have to pay 5% commission on this money exchange.
但兑换这笔外币,您得另外付5%的手续费。

Other buyers are satisfied with it, but we could delay it if you could pay 40 percent up front.
其他买主对这货物很满意,但如果你能先付40%货款,我们可以延迟交运。

Buyers always pay great attention to packing.
买方通常很注意包装。

Tune him out!
意思是「别听他的」,「不必理会他」(don't listen to him; don't pay attention to him.)
Mr. Lee just talked nonsense; tune him out.(李先生在瞎扯,别听他的。)
I am going to tune her out when she begins to speak on the subject.(当她谈及主题时,我不想理会她。)
The husband tuned out his wife when he was watching the football game.(老公看足球赛时没有理会太座。)
(tune out 有时也可连在一起使用)(在 "tune him out" 这句口语里,动词 tune 可用任何时态;受词 him 也可用其他人称代名词。)

我可不可以用信用卡付帐?
Can I pay by credit card?

She's very good at paying lip service.
她很会讲一些言不由衷的好听话。

Be green-eyed (be jealousy) 嫉妒的“红眼病”
中国人嫉妒时,是“红眼病”,英美国家的人则“绿了眼”,有意思。在美国,有时直接用green表示嫉妒。
When I got the well-paid job in a foreign company , my friends were somewhat green with envy .
当我在一家外企找了份收入丰厚的工作时,我的朋友都有点嫉妒我。

Death pays all debts.
人死百债了。

He who likes borrowing dislikes paying.
爱借钱者不爱还钱。

If one desires to succeed in anything, he must pay the price.
如果想做成点事,就得付出代价一干。

If you dance you must pay the fiddler.
要想寻欢作乐,代价非付不可。

Labour is light where love doth pay.
爱情作酬报,劳苦必轻松。

Pay somebody back in his own coin.
一报还一报。

To pay a person in his own way.
以其人之道还治其人之身。

Wisdom is a good purchase though we pay dear for it.
我们为了求知识,付出高价也值得。

Words pay no debts.
空言无补。

Collection is not paid.
托收款未得照付。

We don't think you'll refuse to pay.
我们相信你们不会拒付。

You ought to pay us the bank interest once payment is wrongly refused.
如果拒付错了,你们应该偿付我方的银行利息。

We'll not pay until shipping documents for the goods have reached us.
见不到货物装船单据,我们不付款。

The equipment will be paid in installments with the commodities produced by our factory.
设备以我们工厂生产的产品分期偿还。

pay order 支付凭证

pay on delivery (P.O.D) 货到付款

pay...Co. only 仅付...公司

pay...Co. not negotiable 付...公司,不准疏通

pay...Co. or order (pay to the order of...Co.) 付...公司或其指定人

CPT (Carriage Paid To)运费付至目的地

CIP (Carriage and Insurance Paid To)运费、保险费付至目的地

DDP (Delivered Duty Paid)

A Extra money is always helpful.
A 额外挣的钱总是很有帮助。
B I know. That’s why I do evening job in the hotel restaurant.
B 我知道。这就是我为什么晚上在旅馆的餐馆打工的原因。
A If you are studying, it’s good to earn some extra income.
A 如果你在读书,额外有些收入很好。
B I agree. It’s only a part-time job at the hotel but it pays well.
B 我同意。虽然只是在旅馆里兼职,但是报酬很高。
A Well, life is expensive!? We all need money.
A 哦,生活消费很高!我们都需要钱。
B You can say that again!? The money helps me with my studying so it’s important for me to earn as much as I can.
B 太同意你的看法了!钱对我的学习有帮助,所以尽可能多地挣些钱对我很重要。

A Thank you, sir. That'll be 350 RMB altogether.
A 谢谢你,先生。总共是350元人民币。
B Do you take credit cards? I'd like to pay by credit card if I can.
B 你们接受信誉卡吗?如果可以的话我想刷卡。
A Yes, sir. We accept all the major credit cards.
A 可以,先生。我们接受所有的主要的信誉卡。
B Excellent. Here's my card.
B 太好了。这是我的卡。
A Thank you sir.
Could you sign here, please?
A 谢谢你,先生。?
你能在这里签名吗?
B Certainly. Thank you very much. And can I have a receipt, please?
B 当然可以。非常感谢你。我可以要一张收据吗?

A Do you have a preference for your return flight?
A 对于返程您更喜欢哪个时间?
B Well, if I book for Sunday, can I change my reservation later?
B 哦,如果我预订了周日的航班,我后面能更改吗?
A Yes, sir. You can change your flight reservation at any time.
A 可以,先生。你可以在任何时候更改你预订的机票。
B And is there a penalty? Do I have to pay extra?
B 更改的话有罚金吗?我是不是得额外付费?
A Let me check. No, sir. Not on this flight.
A 让我看看。不,先生,这个航班不需要。
B Right, then. Make it Sunday.
B 那么,好的。就定周日的航班了。

A Would you like to see the bill, sir?
A 先生,您要看帐单吗?
B Yes, please. And I'd like to pay by credit card.
B 好的,请拿给我。我想用信誉卡付帐。
A Certainly, sir. ’Just a moment.
A 当然可以,先生。我马上给您拿来。
B Thank you very much.? That should be enough for a tip.
B 非常感谢你。这付小费应该够了。
A Your bill, sir.
A 您的帐单,先生。
B Thank you. And can I have a receipt, please?
B 谢谢你。我能要一张收据吗?

A Good morning. I’d like to check out, please.
A 早上好!我想结帐。
B Certainly. What’s your room number?
B 好的。您的房间号是多少?
A Eight-two-one.
A 8-2-1。
B Mr Smith. Thank you. How would you like to pay, Mr Smith?
B 史密斯先生,谢谢你。您想用什么方式付款?
A Can I pay by credit card? Here’s my card.
A 我能用信誉卡付款吗?这是我的信誉卡。
B No problem. If you’d just like to check your bill, Mr Smith. And sign there.
B 没问题。请您核对一下帐单,史密斯先生。然后请在这里签名。

A It’s always good to earn something extra.
A 额外挣些钱总是好的。
B I know. That’s why I do the weekend job in the restaurant.
B 我知道。这也是我为什么周某在餐馆打工的原因。
A If you are studying, it’s good to earn some extra income. Even from part-time work.
A 如果你在上学,额外有些收入很好。即使是做兼职工作也好。
B I agree. It’s not a full-time job but it pays well.
B 我同意。这虽然是一份兼职工作,但是报酬不低。
A Well, living is expensive these days. Everything helps.
A 哦,现在生活消费很高。干点什么都有用。
B Yes, the extra money helps me with my studying so it’s important for me to earn as much as I can.
B 是的,额外挣的钱对我的学习有帮助,所以我尽可能多挣一些,这对我很重要。

Can I have the bill, please?
我能看看帐单吗?
Certainly. Here you are, sir.
当然可以。给你,先生。
Thanks. Can I pay by card?
谢谢, 我能刷卡吗?
Yes, no problem.
好的, 没问题。
Can you sign here, please?
你能在这里签名吗?
OK. Thank you.
好的,谢谢你。.

Good morning. I’d like to check out, please.
早上好!我想结帐。
Certainly. What’s your room number?
好的。您的房间号是多少?
Eight-two-one.
8-2-1。
Mr Smith. Thank you. How would you like to pay, Mr Smith?
史密斯先生,谢谢你。您想用什么方式付款?
Can I pay by credit card? Here’s my card.
我能用信用卡付款吗?这是我的信用卡。
No problem. If you’d just like to check your bill, Mr Smith. And sign there.
没问题。请您核对一下帐单,史密斯先生。然后请在这里签名。

A Compared to Beijing, what’s the traffic like in London?
A 和北京比较起来,伦敦的交通是什么样子的?
B In London? It’s getting better in London. Drivers have to pay if they go into the city centre. So there’s less traffic now and less pollution.
B 在伦敦?它现在比原来要好多了。司机要交纳通行税才能进市中心。所以现在交通比较好,污染也在减轻。
A Drivers have to pay! That might be a good idea for Beijing.
A 司机要交钱!这个会是个好主意,如果它能在北京实行。

Drivers have to pay if they go into the city centre / 司机要交纳通行税才能进入市中心。

A I work in the hotel restaurant at the weekend.
A 我周末在饭店餐厅工作。
B If you are a student, it’s good to earn some extra money.
B 如果你是名学生,挣一些多余钱总是有用的。
A I agree. It’s only a part-time job but it pays well.
A 我同意。这只是个 兼职,但是待遇不错。
B Well, life is expensive! We all need money.
B 嗯,生活是很贵呀! 我们总是需要钱。

The job pays well.
这个工作待遇很好。
It’s not a full-time job.
这个不是个全职工作。
It’s a weekend job.
这是个周末的工作。
I only work in the evenings.
我只在晚上工作。

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
Albert Einstein, American scientist
有时候一个人为不花钱得到的东西付出的代价最高。
美国科学家爱因斯坦.A.

No artist of performer can entirely escape the lure of fame and its promise of endless admiration and respect, but there is a heavy price one must pay for it.
Howards Mesvin, American essayist
没有一位艺术家或表演家能完全逃避荣誉的引诱,荣誉给他们带来无穷的赞扬和崇敬,但他们要付出的代价也是非常昂贵的。
美国散文家麦尔文.H.

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him, an investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin. Aerican president
已所有追求知识,没有人能夺走它;向知识投资,收益最佳。
美国总统富兰克林.B.  

I hope I'll get a big pay raise.但愿薪水大大提高一下。

Would you please put it on top?能请你把它放在最上面吗?We demand better pay.我们要求增加工资。

But I'll pay. Why not?但是我付钱啊,不行吗?

my own pocket 自己的腰包
I paid out of my own pocket.
我是自己掏的腰包。

Marrying a divorced man is responsible. In a world where there are more women than men, it pays to recycle.
嫁给一个离过婚的男人是负责的表现。在我们这个世界里,女人比男人多,所以男人必须循环使用。
If it's attention you want, don't get involved with a man during play-off season.
如果你想得到关注,那么请不要在赛季的决赛阶段和一个男人在一起。

Subject: Reservations for a Flight
Dear Sir/madam,
Mr.Zhang Xiaohua, our Marketing Manager, would like to fly from Guangzhou to London on the earliest flight possible.
We would be obliged if you would book one economy class seat for him on a flight leaving Guangzhou on or about July 28th.
Bank of China has been instructed to pay the fare and booking fee, and we would ask you to submit your account directly to them.
We appreciate your early confirmation.
Sincerely yours,
Lin Jie
Secretary to Mr.Zhang
Guangzhou Trading Company
主题:预订飞机座位
亲爱的先生/女士;
本公司营销部经理张晓华先生,希望搭乘尽可能早点的从广州飞往伦敦的班机。
如果你能为他预订1个经济舱的座位,在7月28日当天或者前后几天,飞离广州的话,不胜感激。
我们已委托中国银行支付机票费和预约费,请你把账单直接交给他们。
我们感激你早日确认。
你真诚的,
林洁
张先生秘书
广州贸易公司

@@@ ...之处
check-out counter 结账处
dwelling place 住处
end up 1.结束, 停止
2.到达某处或某种状态, 结果, 到头来
for the good of 为了对...有好处; 为了...的利益
glean sth. from 从...处搜集(消息、资料、情报等)
have (sth.) in common 有共同之处
in the forefront (of sth.) 在...的最前沿; 在...最重要之处
parking lot 停车处
pay off 1.证明是成功的; 做...是有好处的或值得的
2.还清(债款)
put back 把...放回原处
send in 将...寄至某处进行处理
share sth. with sb. 与某人分享某物; 与...共有或合用某物;
在...方面有共同之处
stay behind (别人走后)在某处留下不走(尤指暂不回家)
stick around 逗留/停留在某处或附近, 不走远
the housing office 房管处

@@@ 好, 善, 美
all right 1.好(与OK的用法相同); 良好
2.毫无疑问地, 显然
be better off doing sth. 日子更好过, 处境更加佳
be good at 善于, 擅长于
by all means 一定; (表示答应)好的, 当然可以
change for the better 改进; 改善; 好转
cheer (sb.) up 使高兴, 使情绪好转
cope with 对付...; 妥善处理棘手之事
do a good job 干得出色, 干得好
do well 做得好, 进展得好
excel in 擅长
fawn on 讨好, 奉承
fine arts 美术
for the better 好转, 向好的方向发展
for the good of 为了对...有好处; 为了...的利益
get/be ready for 准备好
get ... right 把...做好, 把...弄对
get off the ground (指活动、事业等)顺利开始
get set 准备好开始
go well 事情顺利进行
good nature 好脾气
good temper 好心情
had better do sth. 最好还是; 应该
have (sth.) in mind 考虑好; 打算
have a heart of gold 好心肠
hit it off 相处得很好; 合得来
if only 要是...就好了(用以表示对现时或未来的愿望)
in a good mood 心情好, 高兴
in good condition 状态良好
in shape 1.在外形上
2.处于良好状态, 健康
make the best of 善处(逆境); 尽量做好
pay off 1.证明是成功的; 做...是有好处的或值得的
2.还清(债款)
prepare for 准备好, 做...打算
put away 1.把...收起来, 放好
2.存储以备他日之需, 积攒
set the stage for sth. 为某事做好准备或创造条件
superior to 好于, 优于; 高于
take a rain check (on sth.) 谢绝一番好意, 但答应日后接受
think much of 高度评价; 认为不错
too good to be true 太好以致于不现实, 令人难以置信
with flying colors 出色地

@@@ 留
carry over 继续下去, 遗留下来
hang around 逗留; 转悠
hang on to sth. 保留...; 不把...卖掉或
给别人
impress sb. with sth. 给...留下深刻印象
keep an eye on & keep an eye out (for) 照料, 照看; 留心, 注意
keep one's eyes open (for) 留心看着; 保持警惕
leave behind 1.留下(痕迹等)
2.把...遗留在..., 忘记携带...
make an impression on sb. 给某人留下印象; 使某人感动
pay heed to 注意..., 留心...
stay behind (别人走后)在某处留下不走(尤指暂不回家)
stick around 逗留/停留在某处或附近, 不走远

@@@ 注意, 当心, 谨慎
be cautious to 谨慎
catch sight of (短暂地)见到, 注意到
concentrate on 集中于; 全神贯注于
concentration on 注意力集中于
draw (one's) attention to 引起(对...的)注意
focus on 以...为焦点; 集中(注意力)于...
in the spotlight 处于公众注意的中心
keep an eye on & keep an eye out (for) 照料, 照看; 留心, 注意
keep one's eyes open (for) 留心看着; 保持警惕
on the alert 密切注意; 当心
pay/devote attention to 注意; 重视
pay heed to 注意..., 留心...
see to 照顾, 注意
see to it that... 一定注意到...; 务必
show off 卖弄, 炫耀, 吸引大家注意
take care 当心, 注意
take note of 注意
think over 慎重思考
watch out (for) 当心, 戒备, 提防

up : 完成,结束(expressing completeness and finality)
finish up 完成
drink up 喝干
eat up 吃光
burn up 烧光
wash up 洗净
use up 用光
fill up 装满
pay up 付清
settle up 解决
lick up 甜净
sum up 总结,
open up 透露
end up 结束
let up 中止, 减少
draw up 停止
close up 停止,关闭
swallow up 吞没
beat up 痛打
cover up 掩盖
break up 结束,分解
wind up 结束

off : 完成,停止(indicating completion)
finish off 结束
pay off 付清
break off 停止,中断
send off 结束
leave off 停止
pass off 终止,停止
sign off 停止播音
wear off 消失,
write off 注销,购销
bring off 完成
call off 取消
lay off 停止, 解雇

Can you imagine how much he paid for that car?
你能想象他买那车花了多少钱吗?

clock in 打卡
Don't forget to clock in,otherwise you won't get paid.
别忘了打卡,否则领不到钱。

don't have a cow别大惊小怪
Don't have a cow! I'll pay for the damages.
别大惊小怪的!我会赔偿损失的。

don't knock it 不要太挑剔
Don;t knock it! You won't be able to find another job that pays so
well.
别挑剔了!你未必可以找到另外一个待遇这么好的工作!

a leg up占上风
All Jeff's hard work is paying off. He's a leg up on the rest of his competitors.
杰夫的努力是有报答的。他在竞争对手中占了上风。

decent pay令人轻视不得的薪水
I make ( a ) decent pay.
我的薪水相当可观。

bad blood不,敌意
Ever since Howard borrowed 5,000 dollars from Mike and never paid him back, there has been bad blood between them.
自从霍华德向麦克借了5,000美元不还之后,他们之间就有了嫌隙。

May I pay by credit card?
我可以用信用卡付款吗?

You get what you pay for.
一分钱一分货。

it pays to do sth 值得做某事

pay down (分期付款)付头款

pay one's own way 各自付费

pay the price 付出代价;得到报应

"I've been planning to go to medical school but my dad threw cold water on this idea the other day when he told me he wasn't sure he had the money to pay my tuition for so long."
“我一直想上医学院。可是,那天我爸爸给我泼冷水,说他不一定有能力替我付那么多年的学费。”

"I keep telling my friend it's foolish to gamble all his pay, but it's like water off a duck's back."
“我一直告诉我的朋友,不要那么傻,把所有的工资都用在赌博上。可是,我的话对他全然不起作用。”

"After his restaurant failed, Bill couln't pay back the money he had borrowed from the bank. He was afraid the bank would take the house he'd put up as security. But his dad bailed him out and paid the loan off for him."
“比尔的饭馆倒闭后,他没有钱来还银行贷款。他当时很害怕,担心银行会把他的房子拿走,因为他把房子当做他贷款的担保。后来,他爸爸替他还清了银行的钱,这样才把他从危机里解救了出来。”

"No way am I going to vote for a bill to raise income tax again. The voters back home are already up in arms about how much the government takes out of their pay already and I have to run for re-election this fall."
“我绝不会投票支持再次增加所得税的提案。我们州的选民对政府现在从他们工资里扣除的税的数量已经非常恼火了。而我今年还要竞选连任。”

"I read in the paper about this customs officer they arrested at the airport. They caught him working hand in glove with a gang of smugglers to bring diamonds into the country without paying duty."
“我在报纸上看到有关那个在机场被逮捕的海关官员的消息。他们发现他和一些走私者密切合作,把钻石带进来而不缴关税。”

"My brother Bob borrowed the money to open his restaurant five years ago when the interest rate was so high, so he's been paying through the nose ever since."
“我哥哥在五年前借钱开他那个饭馆的时候正好利率非常高。所以,他从那时起就一直在大笔大笔地还债。”

"Life is funny. When the famous dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh was alive, nobody wanted to buy his pictures. But now rich people will pay through the nose for one, sometimes more than five million dollars."
“人生实在是很有趣的。当那位有名的荷兰画家凡高还活着的时候,没有人要买他的画。可是,现在那些有钱人却愿意出高价买他的画,有时候一张画就要五百多万美元。”

pay attention to 注意

pay back 偿还,还钱给(某人);向…报复,回报

pay off 还清(债);付清工资解雇(某人);向…行贿;得到好结果,取得成功

pay up 全部付清

- make the dust fly 干得很起劲
Many volunteers are helping in the Olympic Games. They are making the dust fly without getting pay.

- get peanuts 微不足道的钱
He gets paid peanuts although he often works extra hours.

- rob Peter to pay Paul 拆东墙,补西墙
You borrow money from me to pay the bank loan. It is like robbing Peter to pay Paul.

- harp on the same old string 老调重弹
He really gets on my nerves. He always harps on the same old string by promising us a paid holiday., but he never keeps it.

We pay by L/C for our imports.
进口我们也采用信用证汇款。

We pay too much for such a letter of credit arrangement.
这种信用证付款方式让我们花费太大了。

Collection is not paid.
托收款未得照付。

We don't think you'll refuse to pay.
我们相信你们不会拒付。

You ought to pay us the bank interest once payment is wrongly refused.
如果拒付错了,你们应该偿付我方的银行利息。

We'll not pay until shipping documents for the goods have reached us.
见不到货物装船单据,我们不付款。

The equipment will be paid in installments with the commodities produced by our factory.
设备以我们工厂生产的产品分期偿还。

How many installments did it take to pay off the loan?
此货款将分几次付清?

There are several items of commission not yet paid.
有几笔佣金尚未付清。

In case of transhipment, we have to pay extra transportation charges.
货物如果转运,我们得多付运费。

Buyers always pay great attention to packing.
买方很注意包装的情况。

We hope that you'll pay more attention to the quality of your goods in the future.
希望贵方将来多注意产品的质量问题。

To make an inquiry about our oranges, a representative of the Japanese company paid us a visit.
为了对我们的橙子询价,那家日本公司的一名代表访问了我们。

We're usually paid with a 5% commission of the amount for every deal.
对每笔交易的成交量,我们通常付给5%的佣金。

We don't pay any commission on our traditional products.
对我们的传统产品,概不付给佣金。

We don't pay commission to firms dealing with us on principal-to principal basis.
对于不通过中间商直接往来的商号,我们一概不付给佣金。

The cover paid for will vary according to the type of goods and the circumstances.
保险费用按照货物类别的具体情况会有所不同。

According to co-insurance clauses, the insured person must pay usually 20 percent of the total expenses covered.
根据共同保险条款,保险人通常必须付全部费用的百分之二十。

E) Agents are usually paid with commission.
E)代理人的报酬通常为佣金。

参拜 pay homage to

顶礼膜拜 pay homage to

参拜 pay homage to

顶礼膜拜 pay homage to

报偿 repay; pay; recompense; wage; paid

报酬 requite; guerdon; honorarium; meed; pay; recompense; remuneration; requital; reward; emolument

参拜 pay homage to

B: Here you are, sir.
B: 给你,先生。
A: Thanks. Can I pay by card?
A: 谢谢, 我能刷卡吗?
B: Yes, no problem.
B: 好的, 没问题。

To pay by credit card, you ask: Can I pay by card, please? / Can I pay by card, please?
要用信誉卡付帐,你可以问:Can I pay by card, please? /我可以刷卡吗?

拜 [bài] /to pay respect/worship/visit/salute/

拜访 [bài fǎng] /pay a visit/call on/

拜会 [bài huì] /pay an official call/call on/visit in an official capacity/

拜见 [bài jiàn] /pay a formal visit/call to pay respects/meet one's senior or superior/

拜年 [bài nián] /pay a New Year call/wish sb a Happy New Year/

拜望 [bài wàng] /call to pay one's respect/call on/

拜谒 [bài yè] /pay a formal visit/call to pay respects/pay homage (at a monument, mausoleum, etc)/

包赔 [bāo péi] /guarantee to pay compensations/

报恩 [bào ēn] /pay a debt of gratitude/

并重 [bìng zhòng] /lay equal stress on/pay equal attention to/

补发 [bǔ fā] /supply again (sth lost)/reissue/pay retroactively/

补税 [bǔ shuì] /pay a tax one has evaded/pay an overdue tax/

不理 [bù lǐ] /refuse to acknowledge/pay no attention to/take no notice of/ignore/

不问 [bù wèn] /pay no attention to/disregard/ignore/let go unpunished/let off/

不在意 [bù zài yì] /pay no attention to/take no notice of/not mind/negligent/careless/

不注意 [bù zhù yì] /thoughtless/not pay attention to/

睬 [cǎi] /pay attention/take notice of/to care for/

偿 [cháng] /to compensate/pay back/to recompense/

出钱 [chū qián] /to pay/

待遇 [dài yù] /treatment/pay/wages/treatment/status/salary/

登门 [dēng mén] /pay a visit to someone's house/

访问 [fǎng wèn] /pay a visit (to)/to access/to interview/

付 [fù] /pay/

付出 [fù chū] /(v) pay/

付款 [fù kuǎn] /pay/payment/

工资 [gōng zī] /wages/pay/

关注 [guān zhù] /follow (an issue) closely/to pay close attention to/

还 [huán] /(surname)/pay back/return/

回访 [huí fǎng] /(pay a) return visit/

会见 [huì jiàn] /to meet with (someone who is paying a visit)/

讲究 [jiǎng jiù] /(v) pay particular attention to/(adj) exquisite; aesthetic/

交 [jiāo] /to deliver/to turn over/to make friends/to intersect (lines)/to pay (money)/

开支 [kāi zhī] /expenditures/pay/expenses/

看望 [kàn wàng] /(v) visit; pay a call to/

来访 [lái fǎng] /pay a visit/

理睬 [lǐ cǎi] /(v) heed; pay attention to/

理会 [lǐ huì] /pay attention to/take notice of/

两耳不闻窗外事 [liǎng ěr bù wén chuāng wài shì] /to pay no attention to outside matters/

漏税 [lòu shuì] /(v) evade paying taxes/

纳 [nà] /to accept/to pay (tax etc.)/

纳税 [nà shuì] /(v) pay taxes/

赔 [péi] /lose in trade/pay damage/

赔款 [péi kuǎn] /(v) pay reparations/(n) reparations/

送终 [sòng zhōng] /pay last respects/

探视 [tàn shì] /pay a visit to/

探望 [tàn wàng] /(v) pay a visit/

偷税 [tōu shuì] /(v) evade paying taxes/

退休金 [tuì xiū jīn] /retirement pay/pension/

饷 [xiǎng] /soldier's pay/

饷 [xiǎng] /soldier's pay/

糈 [xǔ] /official pay/sacrificial rice/

优厚 [yōu hòu] /generous, liberal (pay, compensation)/

预付 [yù fù] /pay in advance/

在密切注意 [zài mì qiè zhù yì] /to pay close attention (to sth)/

支出 [zhī chū] /(v) spend; pay out/(n) expense/

支付 [zhī fù] /pay (money)/

重视 [zhòng shì] /importance/to pay attention to/attach importance to/value/

注 [zhù] /to inject/to pour into/to concentrate/to pay attention/to note/to comment on/to record/to register/to annotate/

注意 [zhù yì] /take note of/(pay) attention (to)/

注重 [zhù zhòng] /pay attention to/emphasize/

走访 [zǒu fǎng] /(v) pay a visit/

Consider the $10.2 billion bid by Norfolk Southern and CSX to acquire Conrail this year.
请想一想今年南诺弗克公司和CSX公司为兼并康雷尔公司所花的102亿美元吧。
Conrail's net railway operating income in 1996 was just $427 million, less than half of the carrying costs of the transaction.
康雷尔公司1996年铁路运营纯收入为4.27亿美元,这还不足这宗交易运作成本的一半。
Who's going to pay for the rest of the bill?
谁来支付其余的费用?
Many captive shippers fear that they will, as Norfolk Southern and CSX increase their grip on the market.
许多“被控”客户担心他们会,因为南诺弗克和CSX公司将增加对市场的控制。

Some scholars conclude that a government with finite resources should simply stop paying for medical care that sustains life beyond a certain age — say 83 or so.
有些学者总结说,如果政府资金有限,它应该停止支付延缓某一个年龄以上人群寿命的医疗费用——比如83岁左右。

A great deal of attention is being paid today to the so-called digital divide — the division of the world into the info(information) rich and the info poor.
今天,人们十分关注所谓的是信息差异问题——世界上信息资源丰富的地区和信息资源贫乏的地区之间的差异;
And that divide does exist today.
这个差异确实存在,
My wife and I lectured about this looming danger twenty years ago.
我和我妻子20年前就曾谈及这个临近的危险。
What was less visible then, however, were the new, positive forces that work against the digital divide.
然而,那时还不太明显的是一些抵制信息差异的、新的积极因素。
There are reasons to be optimistic.
实际上我们是完全有理由感到乐观的。

This account of yourself is actually a sketch of your working life and should include education, experience and references.
你的简历实际上是对你的职业生涯的简单描述,它包括教育、经验和证明人。
Such an account is valuable.
这个描述是很有价值的,
It can be referred to in filling out standard application blanks and is extremely helpful in personal interviews.
在填写标准的申请表格时它可提供参考,在面试时更是起极大的作用。
While talking to you, your could-be employer is deciding whether your education, your experience, and other qualifications will pay him to employ you and your "wares" and abilities must be displayed in an orderly and reasonably connected manner.
在与你谈话时,你未来的雇主将根据你的教育、你的经验和你其他的资历来确定雇用你是否值得,因此你必须把你的“商品”和能力以有序而合理连贯的方式陈列出来。

The paid manager acting for the company was in more direct relation with the men and their demands, but even he had seldom that familiar personal knowledge of the workmen which the employer had often had under the more patriarchal system of the old family business now passing away.
领取报酬后代表公司经营的经理与工人和工人的需求形成更加直接的关系,但甚至他也很少像正在被淘汰的旧式家族企业的家长制中的雇主那样对工人有着亲近的、个人化的了解。

If its message were confined merely to information — and that in itself would be difficult if not impossible to achieve, for even a detail such as the choice of the colour of a shirt is subtly persuasive — advertising would be so boring that no one would pay any attention.
如果广告的内容仅仅限于提供信息(虽说这不是不可能做到的,但它本身也是很难做的,因为哪怕是挑衬衫颜色这样的细节也带有几分劝诱性),那会令人生厌,以致没人再去理会。
But perhaps that is what the well-known television personality wants.
但也许这就是那位著名电视人所希望看到的。

{adj: across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide} broad in scope or content
"across-the-board pay increases"
"an all-embracing definition"
"blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"
"an invention with broad applications"
"a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
"granted him wide powers"

{adj: apparent, ostensible, seeming} appearing as such but not necessarily so
"for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent"
"the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies"
"the ostensible truth of their theories"
"his seeming honesty"

{adj: attractive} having power to arouse interest
"an attractive opportunity"
"the job is attractive because of the pay"

{adj: bad, risky, high-risk, speculative} not financially safe or secure
"a bad investment"
"high risk investments"
"anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"
"speculative business enterprises"

{adj: bad} having undesirable or negative qualities
"a bad report card"
"his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"
"a bad little boy"
"clothes in bad shape"
"a bad cut"
"bad luck"
"the news was very bad"
"the reviews were bad"
"the pay is bad"
"it was a bad light for reading"
"the movie was a bad choice"
<-> good

{adj: bootleg, black, black-market, contraband, smuggled} distributed or sold illicitly
"the black economy pays no taxes"

{adj: cashed} for which money has been paid
"a cashed check"

{adj: certain} definite but not specified or identified
"set aside a certain sum each week"
"to a certain degree"
"certain breeds do not make good pets"
"certain members have not paid their dues"
"a certain popular teacher"
"a certain Mrs. Jones"

{adj: close} rigorously attentive; strict and thorough
"close supervision"
"paid close attention"
"a close study"
"kept a close watch on expenditures"

{adj: commensurate} corresponding in size or degree or extent
"pay should be commensurate with the time worked"
<-> incommensurate

{adj: compensable, paying, remunerative, salaried, stipendiary} for which money is paid
"a paying job"
"remunerative work"


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