Translation of "alien" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


adjective uk /ˈeɪ.li.ən/ us /ˈeɪ.li.ən/

coming from a different country, race, or group

an alien culture 异域文化
→ Synonym foreign

strange and not familiar

When I first went to New York, it all felt very alien to me. 我初到纽约的时候,觉得一切都非常陌生。

[ before noun ] relating to creatures from another planet

an alien spacecraft 外星人飞船
noun [ C ] uk /ˈeɪ.li.ən/ us /ˈeɪ.li.ən/

specialized law someone who lives in a country of which they are not a legal citizen

When war broke out the government rounded up thousands of aliens and put them in temporary camps. 战争爆发时,政府把数以千计的外国人集中在一起,关在临时拘留营中。

a creature from a different planet


(Translation of “alien” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)