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an unearned allowance

I am in a relationship with a man who has two daughters, ages 9 and 10. At the end of his marriage, he and his wife filed for bankruptcy, partly due to her shopping addiction.

Her spending doesn't appear to have changed, and I'm worried about how it's affecting her children, now and in the future.

She immediately buys them everything they want to the point where there's really nothing to purchase for birthdays or Christmas, because they want for nothing. She buys them more clothes than any child could ever wear before they outgrow them.

Recently she started giving them an unearned allowance of $20 a week, but she doesn't actually "give" them the money. She instead takes them shopping so they can spend the money.

an unearned allowanceとはどういうことでしょうか?よろしくお願いします

投稿日時 - 2018-10-09 08:28:53

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 an unearned allowanceとはどういうことでしょうか?

 (そのために何か仕事をして)その代償として払われるのではない小遣い

 例えば、研究をして苦労してもらった学位を an earned degree と言い、金で買ったり、どこかの卒業式でもらう学位を an unearned degree と言います。

投稿日時 - 2018-10-09 08:44:13

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ご回答ありがとうございます

投稿日時 - 2018-10-09 09:12:48

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ANo.1

"earn" は「稼ぐ」
"allowance" は「小遣い」

"an unearned allowance" で「稼いでもいない(貰う根拠のない)小遣い」

毎週、与える理由もない20ドルの小遣いを子供たちに「買い物に使わせて」いる、ということでしょう。

投稿日時 - 2018-10-09 08:40:43

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ご回答ありがとうございます

投稿日時 - 2018-10-09 09:13:37