Translation of "cause" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (REASON) 原因 uk us /kɔːz/ US  /kɑːz/

[ C or U ] the reason why something, especially something bad, happens

The police are still trying to establish the cause of the fire. 警方仍在努力查证失火的原因。
She had died of natural causes. 她是自然死亡。
I wouldn't tell you without (good) cause (= if there was not a (good) reason). 没有(正当的)理由,我是不会告诉你的。
I believe we have/there is just cause (= a fair reason) for taking this action. 我认为我们采取这样的行动有正当的理由。

[ U ] a reason to feel something or to behave in a particular way

He's never given me any cause for concern. 他从未让我担心过。

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