Translation of "inheritance" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C usually singular, U ] (FROM DEAD PERSON) 继承 uk us /ɪnˈher.ɪ.tənts/

money or objects that someone gives you when they die

The large inheritance from his aunt meant that he could buy his own boat. 从姑母那里继承的大笔遗产意味着他可以给自己买艘船了。
At twenty-one she came into her inheritance (= it was given to her). 她21岁时继承了遗产。

(Translation of “inheritance noun (FROM DEAD PERSON)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)