Translation of "play" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ I or T ] (PRODUCE SOUNDS/PICTURES) 产生声音/图像 uk us /pleɪ/

to perform music on an instrument or instruments

He learned to play the clarinet at the age of ten. 他10岁就学习吹奏单簧管。
[ + two objects ] Play us a song!/Play a song for us! 给我们奏支曲子吧!
On Radio London they play African and South American music as well as rock and pop. 伦敦广播电台不仅播放摇滚和流行音乐,还播放非洲和南美洲的音乐。
They could hear a jazz band playing in the distance. 他们可以听到远处的爵士乐队在演奏。
Play up a bit (= play louder) - I can hardly hear you! 演奏的声音再大一点——我几乎听不见你演奏!

to (cause a machine to) produce sound or a picture

Play the last few minutes of the video again. 把录像带的最后几分钟再放一遍。
→ See also playback

(Translation of “play verb (PRODUCE SOUNDS/PICTURES)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)