Translation of "popular" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈpɒp.jə.lər/ us /ˈpɑː.pjə.lɚ/

popular adjective (LIKED)

A2 liked, enjoyed, or supported by many people

She's the most popular teacher in school. 她是学校里最受欢迎的老师。
That song was popular with people from my father's generation. 那首歌在我爸爸那一代人中很流行。
Walking is a popular form of exercise in Britain. 在英国步行是很流行的运动方式。
How popular is Madonna among/with teenagers? 麦当娜在青少年中有多受欢迎?
informal Jan wasn't very popular (= people were annoyed by her) when she opened all the windows on that cold day. 在这么冷的天简把所有的窗户都打开,这样做很惹人厌。

More examples

  • The government's policies have not been popular with the voters.
  • The potato is the most popular vegetable in Britain.
  • This particular stretch of coast is especially popular with walkers.
  • At school he was popular and self-confident, and we weren't surprised at his later success.
  • It's the good weather that makes Spain such a popular tourist destination.

popular adjective (GENERAL)

B2 [ before noun ] for or involving ordinary people rather than experts or very educated people

popular music/entertainment/culture 流行音乐/大众化娱乐/通俗文化
The issue was virtually ignored by the popular press. 这件事实际上被通俗报刊忽视了。
The popular myth is that air travel is more dangerous than travel by car or bus. 一个普遍的错误之说是乘飞机比开车和乘公共汽车都要危险。

More examples

  • popular culture
  • Contrary to popular opinion, I don't dye my hair!
  • The tabloid newspapers have fastened on popular psychology.
  • We hope our work will help to change popular misconceptions about disabled people.
  • He owed his popular support to the potency of his propaganda machine.

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