Translation of "land" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (DRY SURFACE) 干燥的表面 uk us /lænd/

[ U ] the surface of the Earth that is not covered by water

It is cheaper to drill for oil on land than at sea. 在陆地上钻探石油比在海上更经济。
The treaty has led to a dramatic reduction in the number of land-based missiles in Europe. 该条约的签订导致了欧洲陆基导弹的数量大幅减少。
The military commanders won't deploy their land forces until they're satisfied that the air attacks have done their job. 军队指挥官们将一直等到他们觉得空中打击奏效了之后才会开始部署地面部队。

[ U ] an area of ground, especially when used for a particular purpose such as farming or building

This sort of land is no good for growing potatoes. 这种地不适合种马铃薯。
I always prosecute people who trespass on my land. 对擅自闯入我的领地的人我一律都要告上法庭。
We want to buy a plot of land to build a house. 我们想买一块地盖房子。
the land

farms, farming and the countryside

Most of the families lived off the land (= grew their own food etc.). 大多数家庭靠种田过活。
My parents worked (on) the land. 我父母都务农。

(Translation of “land noun (DRY SURFACE)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)