Translation of "day" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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daynoun [ C ]

uk /deɪ/ us /deɪ/

A1 a period of 24 hours, especially from twelve o'clock one night to twelve o'clock the next night

January has 31 days. 一月份有31天。
the days of the week 一周的7天
He runs five miles every day. 他每天跑5英里。
It took us almost a day to get here. 我们花了几乎一天的时间才到这儿。
I saw him the day before yesterday. 我前天见到他了。
We leave the day after tomorrow. 我们后天离开。
He was last seen alive five days ago. 人们最后一次见到他是在5天以前,那时他还活着。
They haven't been seen for days (= for several days). 他们好些日子没露面了。
I'll be seeing Pat in a few days/in a few days' time. 过几天我会见到帕特。
How's your day been? (= Have you enjoyed today?) 你今天过得好吗?
Have a nice day! 祝你今天过得愉快!
I must get some sleep - I've got a big day (= an important day) tomorrow. 我得睡会儿觉了——我明天有很重要的事。

A2 used to refer to the period in 24 hours when it is naturally light

a bright sunny day 阳光明媚的一天
It rained all day. 今天下了一整天的雨。
These animals sleep during the day and hunt at night. 这些动物昼伏夜出。

A2 the time that you usually spend at work or at school

a normal working day 正常工作日
I work a seven-hour day. 我每天工作7小时。
We're having to work a six-day week to cope with demand. 为了满足需求,我们将不得不每周工作6天。
the other day

B1 a few days ago

Didn't I see you in the post office the other day? 前几天我不是还在邮局见过你吗?
these days

A2 used to talk about the present time, in comparison with the past

Vegetarianism is very popular these days. 现在素食很流行。
in those days

B2 in the past

In those days people used to write a lot more letters. 过去人们写信要多得多。
any day now

B2 very soon, especially within the next few days

The baby's due any day now. 就这几天婴儿就要出生了。
by day

when it is naturally light

I prefer travelling by day. 我喜欢白天旅行。
day after day

B1 repeatedly, every day

The same problems keep coming up day after day. 同样的问题每天都要出现。
day and night

all the time

You can hear the traffic from your room day and night. 无论白天晚上你在房间里都会听到车辆的嘈杂声。
day by day

B2 every day, or more and more as each day passes

Day by day he became weaker. 他的身体日渐虚弱。
(from) day to day

If something changes (from) day to day, it changes often.

The symptoms of the disease change from day to day. 这种疾病的症状每天都会发生变化。
the days

C1 a period in history

How did people communicate in the days before email? 没有电子邮件的时候人们是怎样交流的?
to this day

up to and including the present moment

To this day nobody knows what happened to him. 到现在也没人知道他到底出了什么事。

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