Translation of "film" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /fɪlm/ us /fɪlm/


A1 [ C or U ] mainly UK US movie a series of moving pictures, usually shown in a cinema or on television and often telling a story

What's your favourite film? 你最喜欢哪部电影?
We took the children to (see) a film. 我们带孩子们去看了场电影。
She had a long career in films/film (= the business of making films). 她曾长期从事电影业。
a film star/critic 影星/影评人
the film industry 电影业
a film-maker 电影制作人
Her last film was shot (= made) on location in South America. 她最后一部电影是在南美的外景地拍摄的。
I hate people talking while I'm watching a film. 我讨厌看电影时有人讲话。
Would you like to go and see a film tonight? 你今晚想去看电影吗?

More examples

  • The music was specially composed for the film.
  • I didn't find the ending of the film very convincing.
  • Is the film available on DVD?
  • The end of the film was much more exciting than I'd expected.
  • I like films with a lot of action.

film noun (MATERIAL)

[ C or U ] (a length of) dark plastic-like material that can record images as photographs or as a moving picture

a roll of film 一卷胶片
a 24 exposure/16 mm/high-speed film 可拍24张照片的/16毫米的/高感光胶卷
A passer-by recorded the incident on film. 一个过路人用胶片拍下了这一事件。
I'm getting my film developed at the chemist's. 我要去药房冲洗胶卷。

More examples

  • The film had been over-exposed.
  • She develops her own film.
  • Digital cameras do not need film.
  • We shot 7 rolls of film on our holiday.
  • The editor had carefully cut and spliced the sections of film together.

film noun (LAYER)

C2 [ C ] a thin layer of something on a surface

a film of dust/oil/grease 薄薄的一层灰/油/油脂
a film of smoke 一层轻烟

filmverb [ I or T ]

uk /fɪlm/ us /fɪlm/

B1 to record moving pictures with a camera, usually to make a film for television or the cinema

Most of the scenes were filmed in a studio. 大多数场景是在摄影棚里拍摄的。
They filmed for a week in Spain. 他们在西班牙拍摄了一周。

More examples

  • The crew has gone to Africa to film a wildlife documentary.
  • They were filmed against a background of dark fir trees.
  • The old newsreels were filmed in black and white.
  • He's just completed filming his 17th feature film.
  • A special lens was needed in order to film this sequence.

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