Translation of "drink" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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drinknoun [ C or U ]

uk /drɪŋk/ us /drɪŋk/

drink noun [ C or U ] (LIQUID)

A1 (an amount of) liquid that is taken into the body through the mouth

Would you like a drink of water/tea/juice? 你想喝点儿水/茶/果汁吗?
They'd had no food or drink for two days. 他们已经两天没吃没喝了。

More examples

  • I like to have a hot drink at bedtime.
  • In hot weather, shops do a brisk trade in cold drinks and ice creams.
  • I don't let the children have sweet fizzy drinks.
  • I think apple juice is your favourite drink, isn't it?
  • The table tipped and all our drinks fell on the floor.

drink noun [ C or U ] (ALCOHOL)

A2 alcoholic liquid

Do we have time for a quick drink? 我们有没有时间喝杯小酒?
Whose turn is it to buy the drinks? 该轮到谁请喝酒了?
UK We ran out of drink at the party. 在聚会上我们把酒都喝光了。
drinks [ plural ]

a party at which you have drinks, especially alcoholic drinks

Come for drinks on Saturday. 周六来参加酒会吧。
UK We're having a small drinks party for one of our colleagues who's leaving next week. 我们正在为下周即将离开的一个同事开小型酒会。

More examples

  • "I've bought you a drink." "Cheers, mate."
  • We can't get a drink! It's after (pub) closing time.
  • I won't have another drink, thanks. I need to have a clear head for my meeting in the morning.
  • We could go for a drink after work tomorrow, if you like.
  • He has some information I want, so I'm going to try to coax it out of him over a drink.



uk /drɪŋk/ us /drɪŋk/ drank, drunk

drink verb (LIQUID)

A1 [ I or T ] to take liquid into the body through the mouth

He drank three glasses of water. 他喝了3杯水。
The animals came down to the waterhole to drink. 动物们下到那个水坑去喝水。

More examples

  • If I drink too much coffee, I can't sleep.
  • You'll dehydrate very quickly in this heat, if you don't drink lots of water.
  • It's strange how drinking a lot of water can often make you feel thirsty.
  • She drank two whole glassfuls of orange juice.
  • I love milk - I drink gallons of the stuff.

drink verb (ALCOHOL)

A2 [ I ] to drink alcohol

"Would you like a glass of wine?" "No thanks, I don't drink." “想喝杯酒吗?”“不,谢谢,我不喝酒。”
I didn't drink at all while I was pregnant. 怀孕期间我滴酒未沾。

More examples

  • It's a classic case of the bored-housewife syndrome - she's got nothing to do all day except drink and go shopping.
  • I'm a social drinker - I only drink when I'm with other people.
  • You look a bit rough - how much did you have to drink last night?
  • He drank himself to death.
  • He drank, womanized and wasted money.

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