The cost is expensive?
I know that the price is high but not "the price is expensive".
I know "the cost is high" is correct but how about "the cost is expensive" ?
Is that Chinglish?
- GodfreyLv 78 年 前最佳解答
The price is expensive 肯定錯.
The cost is expensive不多見, 但是expensive cost有人使用, 尤其北美低下層社會的廣告傳單(flyer) , 我想在學校, 大學還是避免使用.
Cost, Price 與 Expensive 的配搭
The cost (or price) is + adjective (high, exorbitant, prohibitive, astronomical, huge, immense, moderate, modest, low, minimal)
adjective (high, heavy, astronomical, low, bargain, rock-bottom, knock-down, reduced, discounted, budget, inflated, giveaway) + price
adjective (affordable, attractive, good, competitive, decent, reasonable) + price
expensive + item(s)
item(s) + is (are) + expensive
expensive + item (goods, equipment, commodity, house, car, clothes, food, wine, fare, gift, gadget)
expensive + (restaurant, shop, boutique, hotel)
expensive restaurant =昂貴的餐廳 (是指進餐後結帳昂貴 )
expensive + (taste, lifestyle, hobby, mistake, purchase, repair)資料來源： Kenkyusha Dictionary of English Collocations
- 匿名8 年 前
2012-04-06 12:31:15 補充：
"dear" can be used with price and goods.
- 匿名Lv 78 年 前
Expensive is used to describe a goods, but never a price/cost.
For high price/cost = expensive,
therefore it is not suitable for you to use expensive price/cost.