Translation of "passive" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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passiveadjective

uk /ˈpæs.ɪv/ us /ˈpæs.ɪv/

passive adjective (BEHAVIOUR)

B2 often disapproving not acting to influence or change a situation; allowing other people to be in control

被动的,消极的;顺从的
He's very passive in the relationship. 他在这一关系中非常被动。
Traditionally in many professions women have been confined to more passive roles.
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More examples

  • the passive voice/mood
  • 'Catrin told me' is an active sentence, and 'I was told by Catrin' is passive.
  • In a passive sentence, the subject is the person or thing affected by the action of the verb.
  • 'Was made' is a passive form of the verb 'make'.
  • Some verbs do not have a passive form.

passive adjective (GRAMMAR)

B1 specialized language The passive form of a verb is being used when the grammatical subject is the person or thing that experiences the effect of an action, rather than the person or thing that causes the effect.

被动语态的
'He was released from prison' is a passive sentence. He was released from prison 是个被动句。
In the sentence "He was hit by the ball", "was hit" is in the passive voice.

passivenoun [ S ]

uk /ˈpæs.ɪv/ us /ˈpæs.ɪv/ specialized
the passive

B1 the form of a verb used when the grammatical subject is the person or thing that experiences the effect of an action, rather than the person or thing that causes the effect

被动语态
When changed into the passive, "The dog chased the cat" becomes "The cat was chased by the dog". The dog chased the cat 变成被动句后,为 The cat was chased by the dog.

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