Translation of "construction" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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constructionnoun

uk /kənˈstrʌk.ʃən/ us /kənˈstrʌk.ʃən/

construction noun (BUILDING)

B2 [ U ] the work of building or making something, especially buildings, bridges, etc.

建造;构筑;建设
She works in construction/in the construction industry. 她在建筑行业工作。
The bridge is a marvellous work of engineering and construction. 这座桥梁是工程学和建筑业的杰作。
This website is currently under construction (= being created). 该网站目前正在创建中。

[ U ] the particular type of structure, materials, etc. that something has

(某种)构造,结构
The bridge is of lightweight construction. 这座桥结构较轻。

B2 [ C ] a building

建筑物
What's that concrete and metal construction over there? 那边那座混凝土和金属结构的建筑物是什么?

More examples

  • Falling house prices are illustrative of the crisis facing the construction industry.
  • The starting date for the construction work is June 23.
  • The construction of the tunnel is a large and complex undertaking.
  • He called for checks to discover whether corrupt officials are being bribed to connive in shoddy construction.
  • How are we going to pay for the construction work?

construction noun (LANGUAGE)

B2 [ C ] specialized language the way in which the words in a sentence or phrase are arranged

(句子或词组的)结构,构造
The writer has used several complex grammatical constructions. 作者使用了几个复杂的句法结构。
put a construction on sth formal

to understand something in a particular way

对…作解释;把…理解为
How can they put such a damning construction on a perfectly innocent phrase? 他们怎么能把一个毫无恶意的词语理解为谴责呢?

to understand something as having a particular meaning, especially other people's actions and statements

将…理解为;把…解释为
I don't want them to put the wrong construction on my actions. 我不想让他们误解我的举动。

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