Translation of "difference" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈdɪf.ər.əns/ us /ˈdɪf.ɚ.əns/

difference noun (NOT THE SAME)

A2 [ C or U ] the way in which two or more things which you are comparing are not the same

What's the difference between an ape and a monkey? 猿和猴有什么区别?
Is there any significant difference in quality between these two items? 这两件东西在质量方面有显着的差别吗?
make a (big) difference B2 also make all the difference

to improve a situation (a lot)

Exercise can make a big difference to your state of health. 锻炼会极大地改善你的健康状况。
Putting up some new wallpaper has made all the difference to the place. 贴上一些新壁纸后这个地方变得焕然一新了。
not make any difference B2 also not make the slightest difference

to not change a situation in any way

You can ask him again if you want, but it won't make any difference - he'll still say no. 你如果愿意可以再去问他,但结果还是一样——他还会说不。
It makes no difference where you put the plants - they won't grow in this soil. 不管你把天线放在什么位置结果都一样,电视图像还是非常糟糕。
with a difference

used to say that something is unusual, and more interesting or better than other things of the same type

Try new Cremetti - the ice cream with a difference. 试试新的克里梅蒂——不同寻常的冰激凌。

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difference noun (NOT AGREEING)

C2 [ C usually plural ] a disagreement

They had a terrible argument a few weeks ago, but now they've settled/resolved their differences. 几年前他们发生过一次激烈的争吵,不过现在他们的分歧已经消除了。
have a difference of opinion

to disagree

They had a difference of opinion about/over their child's education. 他们在孩子的教育问题上意见不一。

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