Translation of "angel" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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angelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈeɪn.dʒəl/ us /ˈeɪn.dʒəl/

B1 a spiritual being in some religions who is believed to be a messenger of God, usually represented as having a human form with wings

天使
According to the Bible, an angel told Mary that she would have God's son, Jesus. 据《圣经》所述,一位天使告知马利亚她将生下上帝之子耶稣。

someone who is very good, helpful, or kind

(善良、乐于助人的)安琪儿;善人;仁慈的人
Be an angel and help me with this. 行个好,帮我把这个做了。

[ as form of address ] used when speaking to someone you like very much and know very well

(用来称呼非常喜爱和熟悉的人)小天使,宝贝,乖乖
What's the matter, angel? 怎么啦,宝贝?
Come along, my angels, time for bed. 来吧,我的宝贝们,该睡觉了。

More examples

  • She sings like an angel!
  • She has the face of an angel.
  • The central twelve-foot column is surmounted by a bronze angel with outspread wings.
  • She had visions in which the angel Gabriel appeared to her.
  • The angels in the painting have beatific smiles.

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