Translation of "later" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈleɪ.tər/ us /ˈleɪ.t̬ɚ/

A2 at a time in the future or after the time you have mentioned

He'll be back later. 他过会儿回来。
We could always go later in the season. 我们总还可以在这个季节的晚些时候去。
Police questioned him and he was later arrested. 警察询问他后把他逮捕了。
later on

B1 at a time in the future, or after the time you have mentioned

What are you doing later on this evening? 今晚晚些时候你想干什么?
Shall I go and fetch her later on? 我过一会去接她好吗?
Later on, we could go and have a meal if you like. 你愿意的话,过会儿我们可以一起去吃饭。
no/not later than

not after

She said she'd prefer us to arrive no later than nine o'clock. 她说她希望我们能在9点之前到达。

lateradjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈleɪ.tər/ us /ˈleɪ.t̬ɚ/

later adjective [ before noun ] (IN THE FUTURE)

B2 happening at a time in the future, or after the time you have mentioned

We could catch a later train. 我们可以搭乘晚些时候的火车。
You can always change your password at a later date. 你可以在以后任何时间修改你的密码。

later adjective [ before noun ] (TOWARDS THE END)

C2 happening towards the end of a period of time or the end of someone's life

He needed round-the-clock care in the later stages of his illness. 在他患病的晚期他需要全天候的照料。
During his later years, he lived in Cape Town. 他的晚年在伦敦度过。

later adjective [ before noun ] (RECENT)

C2 more modern or recent

Later versions of the software are much better. 较新版本的软件要好得多。
Later models included a 2.5 litre engine. 近期的设计模型包括了一部2.5升的引擎。
I prefer her earlier paintings to her later work. 我认为她的早期油画作品比晚期作品好。


uk /ˈleɪ.tər/ us /ˈleɪ.t̬ɚ/ also laters informal

a way of saying goodbye

Laters, Mike. 迈克,再见。

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