Translation of "candidate" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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candidatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæn.dɪ.dət/ /ˈkæn.dɪ.deɪt/ us /ˈkæn.dɪ.dət/ /ˈkæn.dɪ.deɪt/

B2 a person who is competing to get a job or elected position

There are three candidates standing in the election. 有3位候选人参加竞选。

a person or thing considered likely to receive or experience something

The English Department is a likely candidate for staff cuts. 英语系很有可能要裁员。

B1 UK someone who is taking an exam

Candidates must write their names on the top page of the exam paper. 考生必须将自己的名字写在试卷首页。

More examples

  • How many candidates are there for the job?
  • He was a borderline candidate.
  • Inexperience can work against a candidate looking for a job.
  • We have interviewed some very strong candidates.
  • Nine of the ten candidates were women.

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