Translation of "grin" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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grinnoun [ C ]

uk /ɡrɪn/ us /ɡrɪn/

C2 a wide smile

I assumed things had gone well for him because he had a big grin on his face. 我想他一切进展得应该很顺利,因为他在咧着大嘴笑。
a broad/sheepish grin 合不拢嘴的笑/腼腆地咧嘴笑

More examples

  • That child's got such a cheeky grin.
  • I love his mischievous grin, don't you?
  • The baby turned and gave me a toothy grin.
  • At 70, he still retains his impish grin.
  • Amy took a crayon and drew a round face with two round eyes and a big grin.

grinverb [ I ]

uk /ɡrɪn/ us /ɡrɪn/ -nn-

C2 to smile a wide smile

He grinned at me from the doorway. 他在门口向我咧着嘴笑。
What are you grinning about? 你龇牙咧嘴笑什么?

More examples

  • The class photograph showed a strange bunch of grinning children.
  • She grinned slyly and refused to tell me where the money came from.
  • The poor boy grinned inanely, without any knowledge of what was happening.
  • She jumped when she saw a grinning face at the window.
  • My friends grinned at me encouragingly when I came onto the stage.

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