Translation of "expect" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɪkˈspekt/ us /ɪkˈspekt/

expect verb (THINK)

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

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

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。

More examples

  • I don't expect we'll have any more trouble from him.
  • Gosh, I didn't expect to see you here!
  • I'd expected to put weight on when I gave up smoking, but I didn't.
  • Our department expects to make five new appointments this year alone.
  • This is your captain speaking. We expect to be landing at London Heathrow in an hour's time.

expect verb (DEMAND)

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

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。

More examples

  • We expect these practices to cease forthwith.
  • Some people expect instant gratification.
  • You shouldn't expect others to do your work for you.
  • It annoys me that she just expects us to help.
  • The governors and the education authority expect all pupils to attend school assembly.

expect verb (BE PREGNANT)

be expecting (a baby)

B2 to be pregnant

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。

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