Translation of "fancy" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈfæ us /ˈfæ

fancy verb (LIKE)

B1 [ T ] UK to want to have or do something

Do you fancy a drink this evening? 你今晚想喝一杯吗?
[ + -ing verb ] I didn't fancy swimming in that water. 我不想在那水里游泳。

B2 [ T ] UK informal to be sexually attracted to someone

He could tell she fancied him. 他看得出她喜欢他。
fancy yourself UK disapproving

to think you are very attractive or important

That Dave really fancies himself, doesn't he? 那个戴夫挺自命不凡的,是吧?

More examples

  • Do you fancy coming on a day trip to Bath next Saturday?
  • Do you fancy going out for a meal after work?
  • What shall we do foodwise - do you fancy going out to eat?
  • I thought he fancied me, but I'd completely misread the signals.
  • She knew he fancied her, but preferred to keep their relationship platonic.

fancy verb (IMAGINE)

[ I or T ] UK to imagine or think that something is so

He fancies himself as a bit of a singer. 他自认为自己多少是个歌手。
[ + to infinitive ] Who do you fancy to win the Cup this year? 你认为今年谁会赢得杯赛?
[ + (that) ] literary I fancied (that) I saw something moving in the corner. 我觉得看见角落里有东西在动。
old-fashioned This isn't the first time this has happened, I fancy. 我想,这不是第一次发生这种事了。
fancy! C2 old-fashioned

an expression of surprise

Fancy seeing you here!
"They have eight children." "Fancy that (= how surprising)!" “他们有8个孩子。”“真想不到啊!”


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fancy adjective (DECORATIVE)

decorative or complicated

I wanted a simple black dress, nothing fancy. 我想要一件简洁的黑色礼服,不要花哨的东西。
The decorations were a little too fancy for my tastes. 这种装饰风格过于繁复,不合我的喜好。
fancy cakes 花式蛋糕

fancy adjective (EXPENSIVE)

informal expensive

We stayed in a fancy hotel near the Champs-Élysées. 我们住在香榭丽舍大街附近一家豪华的酒店里。
a fancy restaurant 豪华餐厅


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passing fancy

something that you like very much for a short period

But for me, parachuting was no passing fancy. 但是对我来说,跳伞可不是一时的兴趣。
take a fancy to sth/sb

to start liking something or someone very much

Laura's taken a fancy to Japanese food. 劳拉喜欢上了日本料理。
take/tickle your fancy informal US strike your fancy

If something takes/tickles your fancy, you like it and want to have or do it.

I looked in a lot of clothes shops but nothing really tickled my fancy. 我逛了很多服装店,但没什么衣服让我中意。
She has enough money to buy anything that strikes her fancy.

fancy noun (IMAGINATION)

[ U ] literary the imagination


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