Translation of "passage" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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passagenoun

uk /ˈpæs.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈpæs.ɪdʒ/

passage noun (CONNECTING WAY)

B2 [ C ] also passageway, a usually long and narrow part of a building with rooms on one or both sides, or a covered path that connects places

过道,走廊
A narrow passage led directly through the house into the garden. 一条狭窄的过道直接从房子通向花园。
The bathroom's on the right at the end of the passage. 浴室在走廊尽头的右面。

[ C ] a hollow part of the body through which something goes

(体内的)道,通道
the nasal passages 鼻腔
the anal passage 肛门通道

More examples

  • subterranean passages
  • an underground passage
  • The tomb was honeycombed with passages and chambers.
  • A narrow passage leads from one building to the other.
  • The president escaped through a secret passage underneath the parliament building.

passage noun (PART)

B2 [ C ] a short piece of writing or music that is part of a larger piece of work

(文章的)段落;(音乐的)乐段
Several passages from the book were printed in a national newspaper before it was published. 该书出版前,书中有几段文章被登载在一份全国性的报纸上。

More examples

  • This passage of text has been excerpted from her latest novel.
  • It is a difficult passage, but just translate it as best you can.
  • This passage doesn't make any sense.
  • The book contains numerous plagiarized passages.
  • Kathy read a short passage from the Bible.

passage noun (TRAVEL)

[ U ] formal travel, especially as a way of escape

旅行;(尤指)转移
The gunman demanded a plane and safe passage to an unspecified destination. 持枪歹徒随后劫持了一名人质,要求派飞机把他安全送到某个未指明的目的地。

[ S ] old-fashioned a journey, especially over the sea

(尤指海上的)旅行,航行
He had booked his passage to Rio de Janeiro. 他订了去里约热内卢的船票。
work your passage old-fashioned

to do work on a ship during your trip instead of paying for a ticket

在船上做工以抵偿船费

passage noun (MOVEMENT)

C2 [ U ] an act of moving through somewhere

通过,穿过
Many meteors disintegrate during their passage through the atmosphere. 许多陨星在穿过大气层时会四分五裂。
The government prohibits the passage of foreign troops and planes across its territory. 该政府禁止外国军队和飞机穿越其领土和领空。

passage noun (TIME)

the passage of time literary

the process of time going past

时间的流逝
Memories fade with the passage of time. 随着时间的流逝,记忆会慢慢褪去。

passage noun (LAW)

[ U ] formal the official approval of something, especially a new law

(尤指新法律的)通过
He again urged passage of a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion. 他再一次敦促通过一项宪法修正案,规定人工流产为非法。

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