Translation of "opportunity" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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opportunitynoun

uk /ˌɒp.əˈtʃuː.nə.ti/ us /ˌɑː.pɚˈtuː.nə.t̬i/

B1 [ C or U ] an occasion or situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do or have to do, or the possibility of doing something

机遇;时机;机会;可能性
Everyone will have an opportunity to comment. 每个人都有机会发表意见。
I was never given the opportunity of going to college. 我从没有得到过上大学的机会。
[ + to infinitive ] The exhibition is a unique opportunity to see her later work. 这次展览是欣赏她后期作品的难得的机会。
An ankle injury meant she missed the opportunity to run in the qualifying heat. 脚踝受伤意味着她失去了参加跑步资格赛的机会。
formal Please contact us at the earliest opportunity (= as soon as possible). 请尽快和我们联系。
He goes fishing at every opportunity (= as often as possible). 他一有机会就去钓鱼。
I used to love going out dancing, but I don't get much opportunity now. 我过去喜欢去剧院,但现在我没有什么机会去。
He had a golden (= an extremely good) opportunity to score in the first half but squandered it. 他在上半场时有一个绝佳的射门得分机会,可是给浪费掉了。

B2 [ C ] the chance to get a job

就业机会
employment/job opportunities 就业机会
opportunities for young graduates 年轻大学毕业生的就业机会
There are some great opportunities now for engineers trained in computer-aided design.

More examples

  • If you delay now, the opportunity might be lost.
  • The rights give holders the opportunity to purchase additional equity interests in the company at a big discount.
  • His work provided him with the opportunity for a lot of foreign travel.
  • Job opportunities are severely limited/restricted at the moment.
  • The company is aggressively pursuing new business opportunities.

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