Chinese Traditional: 開銷
Chinese Simplified: 开销
Pinyin: kai1 xiao1
Zhuyin: ㄎㄞ ㄒㄧㄠ
English Meaning: costs, expenses
German Meaning: Ausgaben, Kosten
Classifier: (bi3)
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在日本生活開銷很貴。
在日本生活开销很贵。
zai4 ri4 ben3 sheng1 huo2 kai1 xiao1 hen3 gui4.
The cost of living is very high in Japan.
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住倫敦的生活開銷很大。
住伦敦的生活开销很大。
zhu4 lun2 dun1 de5 sheng1 huo2 kai1 xiao1 hen3 da4.
Cost of living in London is very high.
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公司將提供宿舍或飯店,並負擔機票開銷。
公司将提供宿舍或饭店,并负担机票开销。
gong1 si1 jiang1 ti2 gong1 su4 she4 huo4 fan4 dian4, bing4 fu4 dan1 ji1 piao4 kai1 xiao1.
The company will provide housing or hotel accommodation and cover the cost of flights.
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kāi

1. to open 2. to drive, to steer 3. to bloom, to blossom 4. to prescribe (medicine) 5. to issue 6. to come loose 7. to make (a joke) 8. open (adj) 9. to boil (water) 10. to hold (a meeting), to organize (an event) 11. to start, to switch on

Here: to open

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xiāo

1. to market, to sell 2. to cancel 3. to consume, to spend

Here: to consume, to spend

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