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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “cause”

cause

noun (REASON)
原因
 
 
/kɔːz/ US  /kɑːz/
[C or U] the reason why something, especially something bad, happens
(尤指不好的事情发生的)原因,起因
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。
Causing things to happen
[U] a reason to feel something or to behave in a particular way
理由;根据;缘故
He's never given me any cause for concern.
他从未让我担心过。
Motives and reasons
(Definition of cause noun (REASON) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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