Translation of "place" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (POSITION) 位置 uk us /pleɪs/

[ 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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[ 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,

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 eating utensils 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。

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

She's got a place at university 她在大学里谋到一个职位。
She's got a place UK on/ US 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/UK also got a 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',

(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

to happen

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

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

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。


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

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

to be used instead of someone or something


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