Chinese (Simplified) translation of “day”
day noun [C]
› a period of 24 hours, especially from 12 o'clock one night to 12 o'clock the next night
January has 31 days.
the days of the week
He runs five miles every day.
It took us almost a day to get here.
I saw him the day before yesterday.
We leave the day after tomorrow.
He was last seen alive five days ago.
They haven't been seen for days (= for several days).
I'll be seeing Pat in a few days/in a few days' time.
How's your day been (= Have you enjoyed today)?
Have a nice day!
I must get some sleep - I've got a big day (= an important day) tomorrow.
Days and times of day › used to refer to the period in 24 hours when it is naturally light
a bright, sunny day
It's rained all day today.
These animals sleep in the day and hunt at night.
Days and times of day › the time that you usually spend at work or at school
a normal working day
I work a seven-hour day.
We're having to work a six-day week to cope with demand.
She's at home today - she's having a day off.
Days and times of day the other day › a few days ago
Didn't I see you in the post office the other day?
In the past these days › used to talk about the present time, in comparison with the past
Vegetarianism is very popular these days.
Now in those days › in the past
In those days people used to write a lot more letters.
In the past any day now › very soon, especially within the next few days
The baby's due any day now.
In the future and soon by day › when it is naturally light
I prefer travelling by day.
Days and times of day day after day › repeatedly, every day
The same problems keep coming up day after day.
Continually and repeatedly day and night › all the time
You can hear the traffic from your room day and night.
Continually and repeatedly day by day › every day, or more and more as each day passes
Day by day he became weaker.
Continually and repeatedly (from) day to day › If something changes (from) day to day, it changes often
The symptoms of the disease change from day to day.
Continually and repeatedly the days › a period in history
How did people communicate in the days before email?
Periods of time - general words to this day › until now
To this day nobody knows what happened to him.
Until a particular moment