idea noun (SUGGESTION)
I've had an idea - why don't we go to the coast? 我有个主意——我们为什么不去海滨呢？
"Let's go swimming." "That's a good idea!" “我们去游泳吧。”“好主意！”
I like the idea of living in the countryside but I'm not sure I'd like the reality. 我觉得住在乡村的想法很好，但我不肯定是否喜欢这样一种现实。
- It was such a brilliant idea - a real stroke of genius.
- I'll mention your ideas to Jacinta.
- She has a lot of interesting ideas, but they're not very practical.
- He had some crazy idea about turning waste paper into animal food.
- It's a good idea to read up on a company before going for an interview.
idea noun (KNOWLEDGE)
Do you have any idea of what he looks like? 你知道他长什么样吗？
- I hadn't the slightest idea what he was talking about.
- I've got a pretty good idea of how to get there.
- I've no idea how to set about changing a tyre on a car.
- Is that the time? I'd no idea it was so late.
- She has a romantic idea of what it's like to be a struggling young artist.
idea noun (BELIEF)
[ + that ] Dr Leach puts forward the idea that it is impossible to spoil a child. 利奇提出的观点是，宠坏孩子是不可能的。
- Some people have the idea that national identity will be lost as a result of European integration.
- I'm very much against the idea that it is the woman's job to bring up the child.
- Do you agree with the idea that violence on television has a harmful effect on children?
- Everyone has their own ideas about the best way to bring up children.
- Lenin carried Marx's ideas a stage further by putting them into practice.
idea noun (PURPOSE)