Translation of "concern" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /kənˈsɜːn/ us /kənˈsɝːn/

concern verb (WORRY)

C1 [ T ] to cause worry to someone

The state of my father's health concerns us greatly. 我父亲的健康状况让我们非常担心。
[ + that ] It concerns me that he hasn't been in contact. 还没有联系到他,我很担心。

More examples

  • We're now going to turn to an issue that concerns us all - racism.
  • His attitude concerns me.
  • The poor state of the fire escapes concerned me greatly.
  • It concerned them that no doctor was available.
  • Does it concern you that your children are out after dark?

concern verb (INVOLVE)

B2 [ T ] to be important to someone or to involve someone directly

Matters of pollution and the environment concern us all. 污染和环境的问题事关我们每个人。
What I have to say to Amy doesn't concern you. 我要跟埃米说的事与你无关。

B2 [ T ] formal If a story, film, or article concerns a particular subject, person, etc., it is about that person or subject.

The documentary concerns a woman who goes to China as a missionary. 电影讲述的是一位去中国传教的女子的故事。
concern yourself

to become involved with something, or worried about something

There's no need for you to concern yourself with what happened. 你不用操心发生了什么事情。
Don't concern yourself. She'll be home soon. 别担心,她很快就会回家的。
to whom it may concern

something you write at the start of a formal letter or notice when you do not know exactly who it should be sent to


More examples

  • Trigonometry concerns the functions of angles, such as sine, cosine and tangent.
  • How I choose to vote does not concern you.
  • The documentary concerns the eating habits of Britain's teenagers.
  • I didn't go to the meeting because nothing on the agenda seemed to concern me.
  • I'll answer any questions that specifically concern this week's homework.


uk /kənˈsɜːn/ us /kənˈsɝːn/

concern noun (WORRY)

B2 [ C or U ] a worried or nervous feeling about something, or something that makes you feel worried

Concern for the safety of the two missing teenagers is growing. 两名失踪少年的安危越来越令人担忧。
There's a lot of public concern about/over dangerous toxins recently found in food. 公众对近来在食物中发现危险毒素一事非常不安。
[ + that ] My concern is that you're not getting enough work done. 我担心的是你将不能完成足够的工作。

More examples

  • Drug trafficking is a matter of considerable concern for the entire international community .
  • Continued fighting in the city is causing great concern.
  • The recent drop in magazine subscriptions is causing some concern.
  • There is concern that the giant panda will soon become extinct.
  • There is general concern about rising crime rates.

concern noun (BUSINESS)

[ C ] a company

a family concern 家族企业
It started slowly, but the company is now a going concern (= doing business effectively). 公司起步很慢,但现在生意做得很好。

concern noun (IMPORTANT TO)

B2 [ C or U ] something that is important to you, or the fact of being important

[ + to infinitive ] His concern to appear sophisticated amused everyone. 他一心要显得老练,让大家觉得很好笑。
The company's sole concern is to ensure the safety of its employees. 公司唯一关注的是要确保其员工的安全。
There's a matter of some concern that I have to discuss with you. 我有件重要的事得跟你商量。

[ C or U ] something that involves or affects you or is important to you

What were the major concerns of the writers from this period? 这一时期作家们主要关注的是什么?
I don't want to hear about it - it's no concern of mine! 我不想听那事——它与我无关!
"What's happening?" "That's none of/not any of your concern." “发生什么事了?”“不关你的事。”
be of concern

to be important

The results of the election are of concern to us all. 选举的结果对我们所有人都有重大影响。

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