Translation of "import" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

See all translations

importverb [ T ]

uk /ɪmˈpɔːt/ us /ˈɪm.pɔːrt/

B2 to buy or bring in products from another country

进口
We import a large number of cars from Japan. 我们从日本进口大量的汽车。
Compare

to introduce new goods, customs, or ideas to one country from another

引入,引进
Jazz is an American modification of musical conventions imported from Europe. 戴棒球帽的风气是直接从美国传进来的。
the spelling of imported words

specialized computing to copy information from one computer or computer program to another

导入;输入
I need to import data from the database into this spreadsheet. 我需要将数据从数据库导入到我的文字处理机中。
imported files 导入的文件

More examples

  • In some countries, importing drugs is a capital offence.
  • The business imports rugs from India.
  • The fruit had been imported from Spain.
  • The country is importing energy from foreign suppliers.
  • How do I import these files onto the hard disk?

importnoun

uk /ˈɪm.pɔːt/ us /ˈɪm.pɔːrt/

import noun (BRINGING IN)

C1 [ C ] goods bought by one country from another

进口商品
restrictions on foreign imports 对外国进口商品的限制

C2 [ U ] also importation the action of bringing goods or fashions into a country

进口;输入;引进
the illegal importation of drugs 非法的毒品输入
an import licence 进口许可证
import duties 进口税

More examples

  • Further increases in imports could destabilize the economy.
  • They have put an embargo on imports of clothing.
  • Continued rapid growth in consumer spending will suck in more imports.
  • The programme aims to make the country self-sufficient in food production and to cut energy imports.
  • The tobacco industry loses millions every year due to parallel imports.

import noun (IMPORTANCE)

[ U ] formal importance or meaning

重要性;意义
Whether it is to be a "working" visit or an "official" visit is of little/no import. 是“工作访问”还是“正式访问”,这并不重要。

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