Translation of "let" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /let/ us /let/ present participle letting, past tense and past participle let

let verb (ALLOW)

B1 [ T + infinitive without to ] to allow something to happen or someone to do something by not doing anything to stop an action or by giving your permission

She wanted to go but her parents wouldn't let her. 她想走,但父母不让。
He decided to let his hair grow long. 他决定把头发留起来。
Let your shoes dry completely before putting them on. 让鞋子干透以后再穿。
I'm letting you stay up late, just this once. 我允许你开夜车,但仅此一次。
Don't let it worry you. 不要让它惹你心烦。
If he needs money, let him (= he should) earn it! 如果他需要钱,就让他去挣吧!

[ T + obj + infinitive without to , not in past tenses ] used to show that you accept what is going to happen, although you do not like it

Let it rain - it won't spoil our afternoon. 随它下吧——下雨不会影响我们下午的活动。

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let verb (SUGGEST)

let's also formal let us

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A2 used to express a suggestion or request that includes you and the other person or people

Let's go out to dinner. 我们出去吃晚饭吧。
Let us consider all the possibilities. 让我们来考虑一下各种可能性吧。
Let's not (UK also don't let's) argue. 咱们别争了。

let verb (RENT)

[ T ] mainly UK US usually rent to allow your house or land to be lived in or used by someone else in exchange for a regular payment

They are letting their house (out) for the summer. 他们准备夏天把房子租出去。
He's let his flat to a young couple. 他把公寓房租给了一对年轻夫妇。
She has a room to let in her house. 她的房子里有一个房间要出租。


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let alone

C1 used after a negative statement to emphasize how unlikely a situation is because something much more likely has never happened

Some people never even read a newspaper, let alone a book. 有些人从不看报纸,更不用说读书了。


uk /let/ us /let/

let noun (SPORT)

sports [ C ] (in tennis or similar games) a situation in which the ball touches the net as it crosses it, so that you have to play the point again


let noun (LAW)

without let or hindrance specialized

without being prevented from doing something

People will be able to travel from country to country without let or hindrance. 人们将能够在各国之间自由往来。

let noun (RENT)

[ C ] UK the act of allowing someone to use your house, land, etc. in exchange for regular payments

a five-year let on a flat 为期5年的公寓租赁


uk / -lət/ us / -lət/

small, not very important

piglet 小猪

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