Translation of "care for sb" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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care for sb

phrasal verb with care uk /keər/ us /ker/ verb [ I ]


B1 to protect someone or something and provide the things they need, especially someone who is young, old, or ill

The children are being cared for by a relative. 孩子们由一位亲戚照料着。
She can't go out to work because she has to stay at home to care for her elderly mother. 她不能出去工作,因为她得呆在家里照料年迈的母亲。
It's good to know that the dogs will be well cared for while we're away. 得知我们外出期间那些狗会得到妥善照看真是太好了。

More examples

  • Most people would prefer to be cared for at home rather than in a hospital.
  • They cared for their disabled son for 27 years, at great personal sacrifice.
  • While some patients can be adequately cared for at home, others are best served by care in a hospital.
  • Caring for young children can be exhausting.
  • He spent many years caring for his senile mother.


formal to love someone and feel romantic towards them

You know I care for you, Peter. 彼得,你知道我喜欢你。

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

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