Translation of "place" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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place noun (AREA)

A1 [ C ] an area, town, building, etc.

Her garden was a cool pleasant place to sit. 坐在她的花园里真是凉爽宜人。
What was the name of that place we drove through on the way to New York? 我们开车去纽约的路上穿过的那个地方叫什么名字?
They decided to go to a pizza place. 他们决定去比萨饼店。
There are several places of interest to visit in the area. 该地区有一些旅游胜地值得游览。
It's important to feel comfortable in your place of work. 在工作单位感觉舒心是很重要的。

A2 [ C ] informal a home

I'm looking for a place to live. 我在找个住的地方。
We'll have the meeting at my place. 我们将在我家开会。

[ S ] a suitable area, building, situation, or occasion

University is a great place for making new friends. 大学是交新朋友的好地方。
[ + to infinitive ] This meeting isn't the place to discuss your problems, I'm afraid. 恐怕这个会议不是谈论个人私事的场合。

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place noun (POSITION)

[ C ] a position in relation to other things or people

His leg was broken in two places. 他腿上有两处骨折。
When you've finished, put the book back in its place on the shelf. 你看完之后把书放回书架上原来的位置。
This plant needs a warm, sunny place. 这株植物需要放在一个温暖而有阳光的地方。
Will you keep my place (in the queue) (= allow me to come back to the same position)? 你帮我占着(排队的)位置好吗?
She spoke to me and I lost my place in the book (= I forgot where I had been reading). 她和我说话,我忘了书看到哪里了。
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B1 [ C ] the seat you will sit in on a particular occasion, or the seat where you usually sit, in the theatre, a class, a train, etc.

My ticket says 6G but there's someone sitting in my place. 我的票上印的座位号是6G,但已经有人坐在我的座位上了。
The children collected their prizes and then went back to their places. 孩子们领了奖品,回到座位上。
Save me a place (= keep a seat for me until I arrive) near the front. 在靠前面的地方给我留个座位。

[ C ] the space at a table where one person will sit and eat, usually with a plate and knives, forks, and spoons arranged on it

The waiter showed us to our places and gave us each a menu. 侍者把我们领到我们的位子上,给了我们每人一份菜单。
He laid six places at the table. 他给这一桌设了6个位子。

B1 [ C ] a position in an organization, system, or competition

She's got a place at university 她在大学里谋到一个职位。
UK She's got a place on a fine-arts course. 她得到一个教美术课的职位。
US She's got a place in a fine-arts course. 她得到一个教美术课的职位。
Our team finished in second place. 我们队获得了第二名。
He took third place (= was the third to finish) in the marathon last year. 他在去年的马拉松比赛中获得了季军。

[ C ] US used after words such as "any" and "some" as a different way of saying "anywhere", "somewhere", etc.

(用于 any,some 等词后)任何地方,某个地方
I know I left that book some place - now, where was it? 我知道我把书放在某个地方了,但是在哪呢?
That bar was like no place I'd ever been before. 那酒吧和我去过的任何地方都不同。
take place

B1 to happen

The concert takes place next Thursday. 音乐会下星期四举行。
out of place

C2 in the wrong place or looking wrong

The boy looked uncomfortable and out of place among the adults. 在大人们中间那个男孩显得很不自在,手足无错。
in place

C2 If something is in place, it is in its usual or correct position.

The chairs are all in place. 椅子都摆在合适的地方。
He screwed the shelf in place. 他把架子钉在合适的位置。

C2 organized

The arrangements are all in place for the concert next Thursday. 下星期四音乐会的各项筹备工作已全部就绪。
in place of sb/sth

B2 instead of someone or something

You can use margarine in place of butter in some recipes. 有些菜谱里,你可以用人造黄油代替黄油。
take the place of sb/sth

B2 to be used instead of someone or something


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place noun (DUTY)

[ U ] what a person should do or is allowed to do, especially according to the rules of society

[ + to infinitive ] It's not your place to tell me what to do. 你无权告诉我该怎么做。
I'm not going to criticize his decision - I know my place (= I know that I am of lower rank or have less authority). 我不准备指责爵爷大人——我知道自己的地位。


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place verb (POSITION)

B2 [ I or T ] to put something in a particular position

She placed the letter in front of me. 她把信放在我面前。
She placed her name on the list of volunteers. 她把自己的名字列入志愿者的名单里。
I'd place him among the ten most brilliant scientists of his age. 我会把他列入他那个时期最杰出的10位科学家之列。
[ + obj + adj ] The horse was placed first/second/third in its first race (= finished the race in first/second/third position). 那匹马在首场比赛中获得第一/二/三名。
place an advertisement, bet, order, etc.

C1 to arrange to have an advertisement, bet, order, etc.

We placed the order for the furniture six weeks ago. 我们6个星期前订购了这件家具。
They were placing bets (= gambling) on who would win. 他们在为谁能赢而打赌。
place emphasis, importance, etc. on sth

C2 to give something emphasis, importance, etc.

She placed the emphasis on the word "soon" in order to make sure was understood. 她强调了 soon 这个词。
He placed importance on a comfortable lifestyle (= it was important to him). 他看重舒适的生活方式。

[ T ] to find someone a job

The students are placed in/with companies for a period of work experience. 学生们被安排在公司里实习一段时间。

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place verb (RECOGNIZE)

[ T ] to recognize someone or remember where you have seen someone and how you know them

She looks familiar but I can't place her - did she use to work here? 她看上去面熟,但我记不起来了——她过去在这工作过吗?

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