Translation of "problem" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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problemnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈprɒb.ləm/ us /ˈprɑː.bləm/

A1 a situation, person, or thing that needs attention and needs to be dealt with or solved

(须解决的)问题;疑难问题,困难
financial/health problems 财政/健康问题
Our main problem is lack of cash. 我们的主要问题是缺乏现金。
I'm having problems with my computer. 我的电脑出了故障。
No one has solved the problem of what to do with radioactive waste. 还没有人能解决如何处理放射性垃圾这个难题。
The very high rate of inflation poses/presents (= is) a serious problem for the government. 高通货膨胀率对政府来说是个严重的问题。
Who is going to tackle (= deal with) the problem of poverty in the inner cities? 政府打算什么时候解决旧城区的贫困问题?
[ + -ing verb ] Did you have any problems (= difficulties) getting here? 你到这儿来有什么困难吗?
I'd love to come - the only problem is I've got friends staying that night. 我很想来——只是那天晚上我有朋友在。

a question in mathematics that needs an answer

数学习题,数学问题
We were given ten problems to solve. 我们有10道题要做。
problem child, family, etc.

a child, etc. whose behaviour is bad

问题儿童/家庭等

More examples

  • Traffic congestion in large cities seems to be an insoluble problem.
  • Her only problem is lack of confidence.
  • I've had continual problems with this car ever since I bought it.
  • Tiredness, loss of appetite and sleeping problems are all classic symptoms of depression.
  • Desperate measures are needed to deal with the growing drug problem.

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