Translation of "germ" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

germ

noun (AMOUNT) 数量 uk us /dʒɜːm/ US  /dʒɝːm/
germ of sth [ S ]

a small amount, usually one which develops into something large or important

(通常指发展成为巨大或重要事物)的发端,发源,萌芽
He found the germ of an idea in an old newspaper. 他的想法萌生于一份旧报纸。

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