Translation of "answer" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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answernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɑːn.sər/ us /ˈæn.sɚ/

answer noun [ C ] (REACTION)

A1 a reaction to a question, letter, phone call, etc.

回答;作答;答应;答复;答案
The minister promised to give a written answer to the MP's detailed question. 对于议员提出的那个涉及很多细节的问题,部长答应给予书面答复。
We've emailed him asking him if he's free on that date but we haven't had an answer yet. 我们已经去信问他那天是否有空,但还没有收到回信。
I've just called him but there was no answer. 我刚给他打过电话,但没人接。
I didn't realize we had to write each answer on a new sheet of paper. 我没有意识到我们得把每一道题的答案写在另一张纸上。
I got eight correct answers and two wrong ones in last week's exam. 上周考试,我做对了八道题,做错了两道。
In answer to your letter of 30 May, I am writing to accept your offer of £3,575 in compensation. 兹复贵方5月30日来函,今特告我方接受贵方3575英镑赔偿金的提议。

More examples

  • We need a definite answer by tomorrow.
  • Can you figure out the answer to question 5?
  • I'd like you to give me an honest answer.
  • I'll think it over and give you an answer next week.
  • The public has a right to expect truthful answers from politicians.

answer noun [ C ] (SOLUTION)

B1 a solution to a problem

解决办法
It's a difficult situation and I don't know what the answer is. 这种局面很棘手,我不知道该怎么办。
There's no easy answer to the problem. 要解决这个问题并非易事。

More examples

  • I spent hours doing that calculation and I still got the answer wrong.
  • Surely the answer's obvious - or are you being deliberately obtuse?
  • You got 20 percent of the answers right - that means one in every five.
  • You'll never guess the answer - do you give in?
  • His nimble mind calculated the answer before I could key the numbers into my computer.

answerverb

uk /ˈɑːn.sər/ us /ˈæn.sɚ/

answer verb (REACT)

A1 [ I or T ] to say, write, or do something as a reaction to a question, letter, etc.

回答;作答;答应;答复;解答
I can't answer (you) without more detailed information. 没有更详细的信息,我无法(向你)作出答复。
You haven't answered my question. 你还没有回答我的问题。
I texted asking whether he'd be coming to the party but he hasn't answered yet. 我写信问他是否来参加聚会,但他还没有回复。
[ + speech ] "I'd love to have dinner with you, but I won't be able to get there before nine o'clock," she answered. “我很乐意和你共进晚餐,但我9点之前赶不到那儿,”她答道。
[ + that ] She answered that she wouldn't be able to come before nine o'clock. 她回答说9点之前她来不了。
formal Does anyone here answer to the name of (= is anyone here called) Wallis? 这儿有谁名叫沃利斯吗?

More examples

  • I went downstairs to answer the phone.
  • Candidates must answer two questions from each paper.
  • Students are advised to answer all questions as fully as possible.
  • When no one answered the door, she peered through the window to see if anyone was there.
  • She spent the morning reading and answering her mail.

answer verb (BE SUITABLE FOR)

[ T ] to be suitable for and satisfy someone's needs

适应,适合(需要)
He showed me some software that answered my requirements exactly. 他给我看了一些正符合我要求的软件。
I've got some furniture in the attic that I think might answer your needs. 我后院里有少许家具,我想你或许会用得上。

answer verb (MATCH)

[ I or T ] also answer to to match a description

(与描述)符合,相配,像
A woman who answers to the suspect's description was seen in the area on the night of the crime. 案发当晚,有人在该地区看到过一个女人,正符合对嫌疑人的描述。

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