1. 跟别人要钱 mooch off someone
I feel sick of those who mooch off others.
2. 钱挣海了 coin money
Lao Zhang is coining money these few years. Who can ever expect he would be able to make bundles like this!
3. 钱多得花不完 have money to burn
Lao Li has money to burn. Otherwise, how could he splash his money about like anything?
4. 钱能生钱 money begets money
Money begets money. Without money in hand, how can you make bundles?
5. 没钱 be broke
I don’t want to eat out today. I’m broke.
6. 钱来之不易 money doesn’t grow on trees
You should not splash your money about like this. Money doesn’t grow on trees.
7. 敲竹杠 a clip joint
That shop is plain a clip joint!
8. 生活很富裕be well fixed
Since China opened to the outside world, some farmers have become entrepreneurs and many are well-fixed, living a much more comfortable life.
9. 吃了上顿没下顿 not know where the next meal comes
In spite the fact that many have now become well-fixed, some people still remain in a state that they do not know where the next meal comes.
10. 发财 rake it in
He made bundles in Hai Nan. He was unexpectedly raking it in.
11. 太宰人了 cost an arm and a leg
Eating in this restaurant will cost you an arm and a leg. You’ ll have to pay tens of yuan for even a soup of cabbage and beancurd
12. 跟别人比阔 keep up with the Joneses
I’m not your sort who like to keep up with the Joneses.
13. 养家糊口bring home the bacon
Some one has to bring home the bacon in the family.
14. 与……私通 have an illicit love affair with
The judge is said to have an illicit love affair with a film star.
15. 婚外恋 a double life
People around here all feel that he’s leading a double life.
16. 深深爱上be head over heels in love with
I hear Xiao Li is head over heels in love with an old man who is 30 years older than her. Love is really a mystery.
17. 与门第比自己低的人结婚marry with the left hand
The son of the Emperor gave up his stewardship as King and married with the left hand. He’s now on their honeymoon abroad.
18. 嫁妆marriage portion
On the point of their divorce, she demanded on his returning to her all the lot she has brought as her marriage portion.
19. 外快side money
Lao Zhang has made a huge sum of side money in the past few years.