Translation of "desert" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C or U ] uk us /ˈdez.ət/ US  /-ɚt/

an area, often covered with sand or rocks, where there is very little rain and not many plants

They were lost in the desert for nine days. 他们在沙漠里迷路已经有9天了。
We had to cross a large area of arid, featureless desert. 我们必须穿越一大片干燥荒芜的沙漠。
the desert sun 沙漠里的太阳
cultural/intellectual, etc. desert disapproving

a place that is considered to have no cultural, intellectual, etc. quality or interest

This town is a cultural/intellectual desert. 这个城镇是一片文化沙漠。

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