Translation of "base sth on sth" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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base sth on sth

phrasal verb with base uk /beɪs/ us /beɪs/ verb [ T usually + adv/prep ]

B1 If you base something on facts or ideas, you use those facts or ideas to develop it.

The film is based on a short story by Thomas Mann. 这部电影是根据托马斯·曼的短篇小说改编而成的。

More examples

  • Her latest project is a film based on the life of a 19th-century music hall star.
  • The film is based on a real-life story.
  • The movie is based on the true story of a London gangster.
  • The dance was based on several Hindu legends.
  • Her books are often based on folklore and fairy-tales.

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

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