In ALC, I found the following example sentence:


pay what you can

It's the first time I see the word 額【ひたい】 used in this way and I wonder if this is just a case of mistranslation or if there is such an idiom (and what its usage would be).

  • そ~ですね~[額縁]{がくぶち}の[額]{がく}ですね~。うそです。金額の額ですね~。普通、オンライン辞書って、フリガナとか音声(←クリックしたら声が聞こえるやつ。)とか、ついてないんですかね。今まで気づきませんでしたけど。
    – user1016
    May 20, 2013 at 13:27

1 Answer 1


This is not read ひたい but がく from 金額, 半額 etc. which means an amount of money.

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