Translation of "desert" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

desert

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

沙漠,荒漠
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

文化沙漠等
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)