Translation of "except" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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exceptpreposition, conjunction

uk /ɪkˈsept/ us /ɪkˈsept/

A2 not including; but not

The museum is open daily except Monday(s). 博物馆除周一外每天都开放。
The government has few options except to keep interest rates high. 政府除了保持高利率外,几乎没有其他的选择。
It's cool and quiet everywhere except in the kitchen. 除了厨房,别的房间都很凉爽安静。
Everyone was there except for Sally. 除了萨莉,大家都在那儿。
There is nothing to indicate the building's past, except (for) the fireplace. 除了壁炉外,再没有什么地方可以表明这幢房子的历史了。

More examples

  • She won't eat anything except chicken nuggets and chips.
  • The proposed change in the law would make abortion illegal except for strictly defined medical reasons.
  • She rarely ventured outside, except when she went to stock up on groceries at the corner shop.
  • The soldiers slept at night, except for one who stayed awake to keep watch.

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