1

Cross-post notice

Here is another Quora cross-post, this one 21 days old and marked as needing to be in English. Quora post.

Question

At the end of 爱不起, there is the sentence "越是迷住我 豪华名贵 越是发现爱不起". The first and third segments are "The more you are fascinated with me" and "the more I discover I cannot love you", unless I'm much mistaken. The middle segment is a set phrase I cannot figure out the meaning of in this sentence. So I ask:

In the Chinese song in the source, titled 爱不起, what is the meaning of 豪华名贵 in the final phrase “The more you're fascinated with me, [haohua minggui], the more I find I can’t love you”?

1

"豪華名貴" roughly is luxury & precious goods & lifestyles

the theme of the song is a poor male like / love a rich female. so, there's the lyric "而能力上永遠付不起" (can't never pay); which accord with the song title.

"愛不起" is caused by "付不起" :(

  • So 而能力上永遠付不起 would be "and I can never pay you back with [my] abilities" (or maybe 能力 -> richness)? And 豪华名贵 would be "rich and full of luxury (as you are)" referring to the girl, right? – MickG Feb 2 '18 at 23:46
  • 1
    能力 --> (my) economic ability – 水巷孑蠻 Feb 2 '18 at 23:53

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.