Translation of "principal" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

principal

adjective [ before noun ] uk /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/ us /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/

B1 first in order of importance

最重要的
Iraq's principal export is oil. 伊拉克最重要的出口商品是石油。
He was principal dancer at the Dance Theatre of Harlem. 他是哈莱姆舞剧院的头牌舞蹈演员。
That was my principal reason for moving. 那是我搬家最主要的原因。
noun uk /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/ us /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/
PERSON

A2 US UK headteacher, head [ C ] the person in charge of a school

(中小学或学院的)校长

A2 UK [ C ] the person in charge of a college or university

MONEY 金钱

[ C usually singular ] specialized finance & economics an amount of money that someone has invested in a bank or lent to a person or organization so that they will receive interest on it from the bank, person, or organization

本金;可生息的资本
She lives off the interest and tries to keep the principal intact. 她靠利息过日子,尽量不动用本金。

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