Translation of "private" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈpraɪ.vət/ us /ˈpraɪ.vət/

private adjective (PERSONAL)

B1 only for one person or group and not for everyone

She has a small office that is used for private discussions. 她有一间小办公室,做密谈之用。
I caught him looking through my private papers. 我撞见他在翻阅我的私人文件。
The sign on the gate said "Private Property - No Trespassing!" 大门的标牌上写着“私宅——闲人莫入”。

Private activities involve personal matters or relationships and are not related to your work.

Apparently in interviews he refuses to talk about his private life. 很明显,他在采访中不愿谈论自己的私生活。

B1 Private thoughts and opinions are secret and not discussed with other people.

Although I support the project in public, my private opinion is that it will fail. 虽然我当众支持这项计划,但我私下里认为它不会成功。
This is a private matter. 这是私事。

A private place is quiet and has no other people to see or hear you.

Is there somewhere private where we can talk? 有没有一个安静的地方好让我们谈一谈?

A private person does not like to talk about their personal feelings and thoughts.

She's a very private person. 她是一个很内向的人。
in private

B2 If you talk to someone or do something in private, you do it without other people being present.

Jamie wants to speak to me in private. 杰米想和我私下谈谈。

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private adjective (NOT OFFICIAL)

B2 controlled or paid for by a person or company and not by the government

private education/healthcare 私立教育/医疗保健
a private doctor/dentist 私人医生/牙医
Banks should be supporting small private businesses. 银行应该支持小型私营企业。

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privatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpraɪ.vət/ us /ˈpraɪ.vət/

also Private a soldier of the lowest rank in an army

Private Murray/Sam Murray

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