Translation of "handful" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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handfulnoun

uk /ˈhænd.fʊl/ us /ˈhænd.fʊl/

handful noun (AMOUNT)

[ C ] an amount of something that can be held in one hand

一把(之量)
He pulled out a handful of coins from his pocket. 他从口袋里掏出一把硬币。

More examples

  • The coffee machine suddenly ejected a handful of coins.
  • I use two handfuls of pasta per person.
  • Add a large handful of chopped herbs.

handful noun (A FEW)

B2 [ S ] a small number of people or things

少数,少量
She invited all her friends to her party, but only a handful of them turned up. 她请了很多朋友参加她的聚会,但只有少数几个到场。

More examples

  • The government has blamed the protests on a handful of evildoers.
  • Only a handful of spectators turned up to watch the event.
  • The centre is staffed by a handful of volunteers.
  • He only knows a handful of different recipes.
  • There were only a handful of guests at the reception.

handful noun (DIFFICULT PERSON)

[ S ] a person, often a child, who is difficult to control

难对付的人(常指小孩)
Her older son is fine but the little one is a bit of a handful. 她的大儿子很好,但小儿子有点难管。

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