Translation of "left" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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leftadjective, adverb

uk /left/ us /left/

A2 on or towards the side of your body that is to the west when you are facing north

His left eye was heavily bandaged. 他的左眼被严严实实地包扎了起来。
Turn left at the lights. 在红绿灯处左转。

More examples

  • Turn left at the traffic lights, and you'll see the hospital straight ahead.
  • To divide by ten, move the decimal point one place to the left.
  • Our house is the third from the end on the left.
  • He has no sight in his left eye.
  • Hold your fork in your left hand and your knife in your right hand.


uk /left/ us /left/

left noun (DIRECTION)

A2 [ S ] the left side

First I'll introduce the speaker sitting on my left. 首先我来介绍一下坐在我左边的发言者。
Take the first/second/third on the left. 请选左侧第一/二/三个。
It's the street to the left of the hotel. 就是酒馆左侧的那家商店。
US After the grocery store I made/took/informal hung a left (= turned into the next road on the left side). 过了杂货店,我向左拐了个弯儿。

More examples

  • My house is on the left.
  • I sat to her left.
  • Take the road on the left.
  • The picture is lower on the left.
  • I moved quickly to the left.

left noun (POLITICS)

the left also the Left [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

More examples

  • The journal is broadly sympathetic with the left.
  • He has always been on the left of the party.
  • Parties of the left united to defeat the measure.
  • Her politics are of the left.
  • The left is generally sympathetic to their cause.

the political groups that believe wealth and power should be shared between all parts of society

The war is generally opposed on the left. 这场战争受到左派团体的普遍反对。


uk /left/ us /left/

past simple and past participle of leave



uk /left/ us /left/

relating to political groups that believe wealth and power should be shared between all parts of society

The left wing of the party is unhappy with the legislation. 党内左派对此项立法表示不满。

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