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如何说:一分钱一分货? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2004-11-29 01:38:12 |Display all floors

Sans context, I believe "You get what you pay for." is closest.

一分钱一分货 is most used to mean, literally: You don't expect to get anything more than a cent's worth if you pay only one cent.

Of course in some context you could also say 一分钱一分货 to defend that you have got your penny's worth. In this case, "It's worth every penny of it."  is possible.

However, generally it would be more apt to interprete "It's worth every penny of it." as  物有所值.

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Post time 2004-11-29 09:01:08 |Display all floors

I agree with Tumu.

At first glance, I agreed with Coolmax; after reading Tumu's explanation, I feel the same way.

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Post time 2004-11-29 09:08:16 |Display all floors


value for money

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Post time 2004-11-29 09:13:13 |Display all floors


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Post time 2004-11-29 10:45:54 |Display all floors

different and same

I thinke Chinses "一分钱一分货“ is very vivid but " you get what you pay for" has no such expression. although it seems that " you get what you pay for " is more native but we have to realize the expressive force of the words in Chinese. so from this point, i think maybe coolmax is better.

second, it depends on where you use it. if talkling with a foreign, maybe " you get what  you pay for" is easy for him to understand'; but if using literally or talking with a Chinese, maybe "it's worth every penny" is better.

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