Translation of "contrary" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ S ] uk us /ˈkɒn.trə.ri/ US  /ˈkɑːn.tre-/
the contrary

the opposite

I was worried that it might be too difficult for me but I found the contrary. 我原来担心那可能对我来说太难了,可是我发现恰恰相反。
on the contrary

used to show that you think or feel the opposite of what has just been stated

"Didn't you find the film exciting?" "On the contrary, I nearly fell asleep half way through it!" “你不觉得这部电影很精彩吗?”“正相反,看到一半我差点睡着!”
to the contrary

saying or showing the opposite

For a long time it was thought to be a harmless substance, but we now have proof/evidence to the contrary. 长期以来这种物质被认为是无害的,但最近我们有了相反的证据。

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