Translation of "cant" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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cantnoun [ U ]

uk /kænt/ us /kænt/

statements, especially on religious or moral subjects, that are not sincerely believed by the person making them

(尤指关于宗教或道德话题的)假话,空话,伪善言语
Shelley's friendship with Byron was rooted in their shared contempt for cant and hypocrisy. 雪莱和拜伦的友谊源于他们均蔑视假话空话和伪善行为。

special words used by a particular group of people such as thieves, lawyers, or priests, often in order to keep things secret

行话,黑话,隐语

can't

uk /kɑːnt/ us /kænt/

short form of cannot

cannot 的缩写
Speak up! I can't hear you. 大点声!我听不见你说话。

often used to suggest that someone should do a particular thing, especially when it seems the obvious thing to do

(常用于建议应该做某事)难道不能
Can't you just take the dress back to the shop if it doesn't fit? 要是衣服不合身,你难道就不能把它退回店里吗?

More examples

  • I can't remember his name.
  • It can't have been much later than three.
  • I can't bear the sight of blood.
  • Can't you work a bit quicker?
  • I'm sorry, I can't lift this case.
  • I can't concentrate when you keep chattering all the time.
  • "I can't find my keys." "Have you checked in your jacket pockets?"
  • If I drink too much coffee, I can't sleep.
  • I can't afford to buy a house.
  • The hole is so deep you can't see the bottom.
  • You can't have too many extra examples.

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