Money doesn't grow on trees 掙錢不容易

更新時間 2013年 5月 21日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間13:33
A person attaches a Thai banknote to an artificial tree.

Buddhists attach Thai baht banknotes on an artificial tree with golden leaves during a ceremony in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters/Damir Sagolj.

今日小常識

You can often see Buddhist 'money trees' in Thailand. The tree above was part of a ceremony to mark Vesak Day, the annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.

在泰國經常會看到"錢樹 money trees"。衛塞節(Vesak Day) 是紀唸佛陀出生、成道覺悟和逝世的一個節日。錢樹每年都會作為慶祝活動的一部分現身於此節日。

今日短語

短語 money doesn't grow on trees 的字面意思是"錢不會長在樹上",實際想表達的意思是不要亂花錢,因為掙錢不容易。

例句

My daughter Claire wants a car for her 17th birthday, but I can't afford it. Money doesn't grow on trees!

"Mum, can you give me some more pocket money?"

"No I can't – money doesn't grow on trees, you know."

請注意

短語 money is no object 的意思是說你有很多錢,所以錢不是問題。

He lives in a mansion, has three sports cars and goes on holiday every month. Money is no object for him.



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