Translation of "man" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /mæn/ us /mæn/ plural men uk /men/ us

man noun (MALE)

A1 [ C ] an adult male human being

a young/tall man 年轻/高个男子
men and women 男人和女人
the man in the green jacket 穿绿夹克的男子
the men's champion in the 400 metres 男子400米赛跑冠军
Steve can solve anything - the man's a genius. 史蒂夫能解决一切——此人是个天才。

[ C ] a male employee

The gas company said they would send some men to fix the leak. 煤气公司说会派人来修暖气。
The man from the newspaper wrote some positive things about the movie. 英国广播公司来的人对影片作了肯定的评价。
Our man in Washington sent us the news by fax yesterday. 我们驻华盛顿的人昨天通过传真发来这条消息。
a marketing, advertising, etc. man

a man typical of or involved in marketing, advertising, etc.


[ C ] informal a husband or male sexual partner

I hear she's got a new man. 我听说她又找了个新男朋友。
Is there a man in her life? 她有男人吗?

mainly US informal used when talking to someone, especially a man

Hey, man, how are you doing? 嘿,老兄,你好吗?
man and wife old-fashioned

If a man and a woman are man and wife, they are married to each other.

the man [ S ] US slang

a person or group that has power or authority, for example the police


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man noun (PEOPLE)

B2 [ U ] the human race

Man is still far more intelligent than the smartest robot. 人类仍远比最智能的机器人聪明。
Man is rapidly destroying the earth. 人类正迅速毁灭着地球。
This is one of the most dangerous substances known to man. 这是人类已知的最危险的物质之一。
Try to imagine what life must have been like for Neolithic man 10,000 years ago. 想象一下1万年前新石器时代人的生活是什么样子。

[ C ] literary or old-fashioned a person of either sex

All men are equal in the sight of the law. 法律面前人人平等。

man noun (OBJECT)

[ C ] any of the objects that are moved or played with in games such as chess


manverb [ T ]

uk /mæn/ us /mæn/ -nn-

To man something such as a machine or vehicle is to be present in order to operate it.

The phones are manned 24 hours a day. 电话每天24小时都有人值班。
Barricades were erected against the advancing government troops and they were manned throughout the night. 设置路障以阻挡政府军的前进,并且整夜有人看管。
Man the pumps! 派人看着抽水机!
Note: Many people find this use sexist and prefer to use other verbs such as 'operate' or 'staff'.


uk /mæn/ us /mæn/ informal

used to express a strong emotion

Man, we had a good time - we drank all through the night! 嘿,我们昨晚真叫尽兴,喝了一夜的酒!


uk / -mæn/ /-mən/ us / -mæn/ /-mən/

having the nationality or job mentioned, or (of a group or vehicle) containing the number of people mentioned

an Irishman 爱尔兰人
a policeman 警察
businessmen 商人
a five-man team 5人小组
a two-man helicopter 双人直升机

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