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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”?

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"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, 2018 at 23:46
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    能力 --> (my) economic ability Feb 2, 2018 at 23:53

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