Translation of "dead" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


adjective uk /ded/ us /ded/

A2 not now living

She's been dead for 20 years now. 到现在她已经去世20年了。
The motorcyclist was dead on arrival at the hospital. 那位摩托车手被送到医院时已经死亡。
He was shot dead (= killed by shooting) outside his home. 他在家门外被人开枪打死了。

C2 mainly UK If a part of your body is dead, you cannot feel it.

I've been sitting with my legs crossed for so long, my right leg has gone dead. 我翘着二郎腿坐了很久,结果右腿都麻木了。

UK If glasses and bottles that were previously full are dead, they are now empty.


In some sports, if a ball is dead, it is outside the area of play.


C2 If a place is dead, it is too quiet and nothing interesting happens there.

The city centre is quite lively during the day, but it's totally dead at night. 市中心白天相当热闹,晚上却死气沉沉。

B2 If a piece of equipment is dead, it is not working.

a dead battery 没电的电池
The phone suddenly went dead. 电话突然不能用了。
adjective [ before noun ], adverb uk /ded/ us /ded/

C1 complete(ly)

The conductor waited for dead silence before commencing the performance. 乐队指挥等观众们完全静下来后才开始演出。
The post office is dead (= straight) ahead. 邮局就在前面。
Aim for the dead (= exact) centre of the target. 瞄准靶子的正中心。
I always try to arrive dead (= exactly) on time. 我总是尽量按时到达。

UK informal very:

The exam was dead easy. 这次考试太容易了。
I'm dead hungry. 我饿极了。
"How was the film?" "It was dead good." “那部电影怎么样?”“棒极了!”
dead set against (doing) sth UK also dead against (doing) sth

to be completely opposed to something:

He's dead set against living in the city. 他坚决反对住在城里。
You won't be able to change his mind - he's dead against the plan. 你不可能改变他的想法——他坚决不同意这个计划。
dead set on (doing) sth

to be very determined to do or have something:

Martha's dead set on having a new bike. 玛莎一心想要一辆新自行车。
noun uk /ded/ us /ded/
the dead [ plural ]

dead people

Three children were among the dead. 死者中有3名儿童。
A ceasefire has been called to allow the survivors to bury their dead. 人们呼吁停火以便幸存者能够掩埋他们死去的亲人。

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