Translation of "article" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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articlenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɑː.tɪ.kəl/ us /ˈɑːr.t̬ɪ.kəl/

article noun [ C ] (NEWSPAPER)

B1 a piece of writing on a particular subject in a newspaper or magazine, or on the internet

There was an interesting article on vegetarianism in the paper yesterday. 昨天报纸上登了一篇关于素食主义的有趣文章。

More examples

  • The article appeared on the front page of the Guardian.
  • If you spot any mistakes in the article just mark them with a pencil.
  • Her article on diet startled many people into changing their eating habits.
  • The newspaper published a toughly worded article about racist behaviour.
  • She has written articles for several women's magazines.

article noun [ C ] (GRAMMAR)

B1 specialized language any of the English words "a", "an", and "the", or words in other languages that do the same job as these



  • When I say "I'm a dentist", I am using the indefinite article "a".
  • It is not correct to include the article 'a' before a plural noun.
  • Uncountable nouns should not have an indefinite article in front of them.
  • The sentence 'Paris is the capital city of France' uses the definite article.
  • With French nouns, like 'la maison', it's important to learn the article that goes with the noun.

article noun [ C ] (OBJECT)

a particular thing, especially one that is one of several things of a similar type or in the same place

Guests are advised not to leave any articles of value in their hotel rooms. 建议房客不要将任何贵重物品放在旅馆房间里。
An article of clothing was found near the river. 有人在河边发现了一件衣服。
articles of furniture 几件家具

article noun [ C ] (LAW)

a separate part in a written document such as a legal agreement

East and West Germany united under article 23 of the Bonn constitution. 东德和西德按照波恩宪法第23条实现了统一。
be doing/in articles UK

to be working in a law office while training to be a lawyer


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