Translation of "bad" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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badadjective

uk /bæd/ us /bæd/

bad adjective (UNPLEASANT)

A1 worse, worst unpleasant and causing difficulties or harm

坏的,不好的;令人不悦的
Our holiday was spoiled by bad weather. 我们的假期全被坏天气给破坏了。
We've just had some very bad news. 我们刚刚得到了一些很不好的消息。
I had a very bad night (= did not sleep well) last night. 我昨晚没有睡好。
Watch out - he's in a bad mood (= being unpleasant to everyone). 小心——他心情不好。
She's just a bad loser (= she is unpleasant when she loses). 她这人输不起。
The company has been getting a lot of bad publicity (= negative things have been written or said about it) recently. 该公司最近在媒体上的负面新闻很多。
The lines were so bad (= unpleasantly long) that I didn't bother waiting. 排队的人太多,我不想等了。
The company's financial situation is looking pretty bad at the moment. 现在公司的财务状况看来很不好。
The damage caused by the storm was nowhere near as/nothing like as bad (= not as serious) as we'd feared it might be. 暴风雨造成的破坏没有我们原来想象的那样可怕。
Breathing in other people's cigarette smoke is bad for you (= has a harmful effect on your health). 吸二手烟对身体有害。
This is a bad (= not convenient or suitable) time for me to talk. Can I call you back later? 我现在不方便跟你通话。我过会儿给你回电话好吗?
not (too) bad A2 informal

fairly good or satisfactory

还行;很不错
"How are things?" "Not too bad, thanks." “最近怎么样?”“还行,谢谢。”
not bad informal

very good

很好
He was best in his age group - not bad, eh? 他是他那个年龄段中最好的——很不错,对吧?
feel bad

B1 to feel ashamed and sorry

感到羞愧;感到抱歉;感到难过
Knowing that I hurt her makes me feel really bad. 得知自己伤害了她,我感到很难受。
I feel bad about letting them down. 让他们失望了我感到很难过。
go from bad to worse

If a situation goes from bad to worse, it was difficult and unpleasant, and is becoming even more so.

(情况)变得更糟,恶化
Things have gone from bad to worse. 情况现在变得更糟了。

More examples

  • He's been in a bad mood all afternoon.
  • Our departure was delayed because of bad weather.
  • Tom has been excluded from school for bad behaviour.
  • "How are you feeling?" "Not too bad, but I've still got a slight headache."
  • Apart from the salary, it's not a bad job.

bad adjective (LOW QUALITY)

A2 worse, worst of low quality, or not acceptable

劣质的,很差的;不可接受的
The plumber did a bad job on the repairs. 这名水管工的活儿干得很糟。
Are the company's current difficulties a result of bad (= harmful) luck or bad (= of low quality) judgment? 公司目前的困境是因为运气不好还是决策错误造成的?
He has some very bad habits. 他有一些很不好的习惯。
In some parts of the world, it is considered bad manners to pick up food with the left hand. 在世界上某些地区,用左手取食物或使用餐具会被认为是失礼的行为。
He was sent home from school for bad behaviour. 他因行为不端被学校开除了。
That remark was in pretty bad taste, wasn't it? 那句话很不雅,对吧?
I'm very bad at cooking (= cannot do it very well). 我厨艺很差。

More examples

  • The food was bad and the service was dreadful.
  • Don't be frightened to complain if the service is bad.
  • Every organization has some bad managers.
  • I won't fly with an airline that has a bad safety record .
  • His failure in the exams shows just how bad his teachers are.

bad adjective (EVIL)

B1 worse, worst (of people or actions) evil or morally unacceptable

邪恶的;道德败坏的
There are a lot of bad people in the world. 世界上有许多坏人。
He has his faults but he's not a bad person. 他有缺点,但还不是坏人。

More examples

  • He's been keeping bad company.
  • The difficulty of finding suitable workers led to a number of bad characters being recruited by the company.
  • He's not a bad guy, just a misguided one.
  • She was in with a bad lot.
  • I've done some bad things in my time.

bad adjective (PAINFUL)

C1 worse, worst causing or experiencing pain

令人痛苦的;疼痛的
She can't walk up all those steps, not with her bad leg! 她的腿那么疼,上不了那么多台阶!
a bad cough 咳得厉害

bad adjective (DECAYED)

B2 harmful to eat because of being decayed

腐烂的,变质的
We'd better eat this chicken before it goes bad. 我们最好趁鸡肉还没有变质赶快把它吃了。
badness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbæd.nəs/ us /ˈbæd.nəs/

the quality of being evil or morally unacceptable

邪恶或道德败坏的本质
There is goodness and badness in everyone. 每个人都有正邪两面性。

badadverb

uk /bæd/ us /bæd/ US

informal for badly (= very much)

很,非常
He needs the money real bad. 他非常需要这笔钱。
My arm hurts so bad. 我的手臂疼得厉害。

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