Translation of "date" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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datenoun [ C ]

uk /deɪt/ us /deɪt/

date noun [ C ] (DAY)

A1 a numbered day in a month, often given with a combination of the name of the day, the month, and the year

What's the date (today)?/What date is it?/What's today's date? 今天是几号?
UK Today's date is 11 June (the eleventh of June).
US Today's date is June 11 (June the eleventh).
What is your date of birth? 你的出生日期是哪一天?
The closing date for applications is the end of this month. 申请截止日期为本月底。
We agreed to meet again at a later date. 我们定好晚些时候再会面。
I'd like to fix a date for our next meeting. 我想定下我们下次会面的日期。
I made a date (= agreed a date and time) to see her about the house. 我已与她说好了见面谈房子的日期。

a particular year

The date on the coin is 1789. 硬币上的年份是1789年。
Albert Einstein's dates are 1879 to 1955 (= he was born in 1879 and died in 1955). 阿尔伯特‧爱因斯坦生于1879年,卒于1955年。

a month and a year

The expiry (US expiration) date of this certificate is August 2017. 本证书的失效日期为2017年8月

More examples

  • We've written to him asking him if he's free on that date but we haven't had an answer yet.
  • As the date of his operation drew near, he became more and more anxious.
  • If necessary, we can always change the dates of our trip.
  • Do you know the date of Caroline and Matthew's wedding?
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

date noun [ C ] (MEETING)

B1 a social meeting planned before it happens, especially one between two people who have or might have a romantic relationship

He asked her out on a date. 他把她约了出去。
She has a hot date (= an exciting meeting) tonight. 她今晚有一个朝思暮想的约会。

mainly US a person you have a romantic meeting with

Who's your date for the prom? 你约了谁去参加舞会?

More examples

  • We went out on a date.
  • I've got a date with someone from work tonight.
  • I know she's going to the cinema with him tonight but I don't know if it's a date as such.
  • I went there on a date with a boy I used to know.
  • So who's your date tonight?

date noun [ C ] (PERFORMANCE)

a performance

They've just finished an exhausting 75-date European tour. 他们刚刚结束了欧洲巡回表演,一共演了75场,可谓筋疲力尽。

date noun [ C ] (FRUIT)

C1 the sweet fruit of various types of palm tree



uk /deɪt/ us /deɪt/

date verb (TIME)

B1 [ T ] to write the day's date on something you have written or made

[ + obj + noun ] Thank you for your letter dated 30 August. 谢谢你8月30日的来信。

[ T ] to say how long something has existed or when it was made

Archaeologists have been unable to date these fossils. 考古学家无法确定这些化石的生成年代。
An antique dealer had dated the vase at (= said that it was made in) 1734. 古玩经销商推算那个花瓶的制造年代为1734年。

More examples

  • The TV programme shows archaeologists using the latest technology to date things they have found.
  • Your cheque should be dated before or on the day the bill is due.
  • When they lifted the carpet, they found a newspaper dated 5 August 1952.
  • The portrait is signed and dated 1893.
  • The painting, dated 1928, is expected to fetch up to £250,000.

date verb (MEET)

B1 [ I or T ] mainly US to regularly spend time with someone you have a romantic relationship with

They dated for five years before they got married. 他们谈了5年恋爱才结婚。
How long have you been dating Nicky? 你和尼基谈恋爱有多久了?

More examples

  • She dated a string of actors before she met her first husband.
  • She became famous when she started dating one of the country's top football stars.
  • Would you date a man ten years younger than yourself?
  • Their parents didn't approve of their relationship so they had to date in secret.
  • The two of them dated for a while, but it didn't work out.

date verb (SHOW AGE)

[ I ] to stop being fashionable or become old-fashioned

Some James Bond films have dated more than others. 和另外一些电影相比,詹姆斯‧邦德系列电影中有一些很快就过时了。

[ T ] to show the age of a person or thing

I can remember watching live TV coverage of the first lunar landing, so that dates me (= shows how old I am). 我还能记得观看首次登月电视直播的情景,由此可以看出我的年纪。

Phrasal verb(s)

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