挣零花钱 earn pocket money
花费零花钱 Spend pocket money
赚零花钱 Earn pocket money
有一些零花钱剩下 have some pocket money left
向妈妈要零花钱 ask mum for pocket money
1. He spends most of his pocket money on PlayStation games.
2. We agreed to give her £6 a week pocket money.
3. Ten pounds are allowed each month for pocket money.
4. Jo will use her winnings as spending money on her holiday to the Costa Brava.
5. Encourage children to put aside some of their pocket-money to buy Christmas presents.
6. My father decided to slip a little extra spending money into my purse as a surprise.
7. With £800 spending money for each couple, you can really go to town!
8. The girls earned spending money by waiting at table in the school dining rooms.
9. You will have to make a special effort to train your child to be careful with her pocket-money.
10. She wants to put her pocket-money aside for holidays.
11. Very often Dad provides extra pocket money.
12. His mother indulged him in pocket money.
13. On Saturday morning my father solemnly dispensed pocket money to each of the children.
14. She do some typing at home to earn some pin money.
15. I think I can coax Father into increasing my pocket money.
at the beginning of the new academic year, freshmen of ningbo institute of technology at zhejiang university received a letter from the school saying that parents should give their children 600 yuan each month to cover basic expenses. but freshmen don’t think it is a good idea.
“i know universities want to encourage rational consumption. but 600 yuan is far from enough,” said ma yuhan, an anesthesiology major at hubei university of medicine. the 21-year-old spends 1,500 to 2,000 yuan every month, of which more than 1,000 yuan is spent on food. “i may starve to death if my parents only give me 600 yuan,” he said.
according to ying zhongyuan, secretary of the youth league committee at ningbo institute of technology, a student’s basic expenses consist of four parts: meal fees, communication fees, electricity and water bills, and articles for daily use.
“the guideline we set is based on our university’s specific situation and meals play big role. the average cost for three meals is 15 yuan, so that’s about 450 yuan per month. the remaining 150 yuan should be enough to cover all other expenses considering that everything is quite cheap on campus,” ying said.
shen jiawei, 21, is a primary education major at hangzhou normal university. he spends all of his pocket money on meals. he said socializing contributes to high expenses.
before shen went to university, his parents told him that they would give him 1,000 yuan each month. but after the first semester, shen found that 1,000 yuan is not enough.
“i made many friends and we hang out together a lot. it costs 700 yuan to eat in the cafeteria each month, but much more if eating out,” he said. “now my monthly expenses are about 1,500 yuan,” he said.
wu luping, a member of the china youth & children research association, believes that such an expense is reasonable.
when interviewed by beijing morning post, he said: “there are three layers of expenses, namely, basic needs, development, and entertainment.” apart from basic costs, students want to spend money on interpersonal relationships and entertainment. “there’s no need to avoid such expenses,” he said.