Translation of "desperately" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

See all translations

desperatelyadverb

uk /ˈdes.pər.ət.li/ us /ˈdes.pɚ.ət.li/

desperately adverb (SERIOUSLY)

B2 extremely or very much

非常;极其
He was desperately ill. 他病得很重。
They desperately wanted a child. 他们特别想要一个孩子。
UK She always seems to be desperately busy! 她似乎总是特别忙!
UK He was desperately in love with her. 他疯狂地爱上了她。

desperately adverb (TAKING RISKS)

B2 in a way that shows you are frightened and ready to try anything to change a situation

(因绝望而)拼命地;孤注一掷地
They fought desperately for their lives. 他们为了活命而拼命搏斗。

More examples

  • Doctors tried desperately to reduce the swelling in her brain.
  • Blake looked ridiculous, and I tried desperately to keep a straight face.
  • The rescuers could hear the sound of the trapped people desperately trying to claw their way through the rubble.
  • The flood has left villagers and animals desperately scavenging for food.
  • He wanted that job desperately, and was devastated when he failed to get it.

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

Translations of “desperately”
Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!