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And even then, even here, Edwin was living beyond his means.

Chinese translation: 即便在当时,即便是(住)在这儿,埃德温也是过着入不敷出的日子。

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00:31 Dec 31, 2003
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: And even then, even here, Edwin was living beyond his means.
And even then, even here, Edwin was living beyond his means.
panyuan
Chinese translation:即便在当时,即便是(住)在这儿,埃德温也是过着入不敷出的日子。
Explanation:
1、即便在当时,即便是(住)在这儿,埃德温也是过着入不敷出的日子。
2、即便是那样,即便是(住)在这儿,埃德温也是过着入不敷出的日子。

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5即便在当时,即便是(住)在这儿,埃德温也是过着入不敷出的日子。
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and even then, even here, edwin was living beyond his means.
即便在当时,即便是(住)在这儿,埃德温也是过着入不敷出的日子。


Explanation:
1、即便在当时,即便是(住)在这儿,埃德温也是过着入不敷出的日子。
2、即便是那样,即便是(住)在这儿,埃德温也是过着入不敷出的日子。

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Note added at 8 hrs 4 mins (2003-12-31 08:35:35 GMT) Post-grading
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Happy New Year!

clearwater
China
Local time: 21:19
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in pair: 2358
Grading comment
Thank you for your help and happy new year to you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Xiaoping Fu: “入不敷出”多半是说生活拮据,而 " living beyond his means" 则是说生活水平高于收入水平。譬如某些员, living beyond their means,正是贪污的迹象之一。西方有些人,举债超前消费,也是 living beyond means。
7 hrs

agree  Danbing HE
12 hrs

disagree  jyuan_us: 捉襟见肘
18 hrs

neutral  chica nueva: Agree with Xiaoping. Usually means spending more than you earn in order to live at a level you cannot afford, and have a certain desired kind of lifestyle.多花少收. Quite different from 'cannot make ends meet'.
3 days 10 mins
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