Translation of "expect" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

expect

verb uk /ɪkˈspekt/ us /ɪkˈspekt/
THINK

B1 [ T ] to think or believe something will happen, or someone will arrive

预料,预计;期待
We are expecting a lot of applicants for the job. 我们预计会有很多人来应聘这份工作。
[ + (that) ] I expect (that) you'll find it somewhere in your bedroom. 我想你会在你卧室里找到它。
I expect (that) he'd have left anyway. 我估计他再怎么说也已经离开了
[ + to infinitive ] He didn't expect to see me. 他没有料到会碰见我。
The financial performance of the business is fully expected (= almost certain) to improve. 确信公司的财务状况会大有改观。
We were half expecting you not to come back. 我们原来一直以为你不会回来了。
(only) to be expected

normal and what usually happens

在预料之中;并不意外
All parents of small children get tired. It's to be expected. 所有带小孩的父母都会非常累,这是可以想见的。
DEMAND 要求

B2 [ T ] to think that someone should behave in a particular way or do a particular thing

要求;期望
I expect punctuality from my students. 我要求我的学生守时。
[ + to infinitive ] Borrowers are expected to (= should) return books on time. 借阅者应该按时归还图书。
BE PREGNANT 怀孕
be expecting (a baby)

B2 to be pregnant

怀孕;有孕在身
She shouldn't be lifting those boxes if she's expecting. 如果有孕在身,她就不该搬这些箱子。
Kate and Dom are expecting a baby. 凯特和多姆就要有孩子了。
expected adjective [ before noun ] uk /ɪkˈspek.tɪd/ us /ɪkˈspek.tɪd/

B2

The expected counter-attack never happened. 预料中的反攻最终也没有发动。

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