Translation of "proper" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈprɒp.ər/ us /ˈprɑː.pɚ/

proper adjective (REAL)

B1 [ before noun ] real, satisfactory, suitable, or correct

This is Sara's first proper job - she usually does temporary work just for the money. 这是萨拉的第一份正式工作——她通常只是为了挣钱而打零工。
If you're going to walk long distances you need proper walking boots. 如果你要走那么远的路,就需要一双合脚的远足鞋。
I would have done the job myself but I didn't have the proper equipment. 这活儿我倒是想自己做来着,只是没有合适的工具。
I've had sandwiches but I haven't eaten a proper meal. 我吃了三明治,但还没有好好吃一顿饭。
She likes everything to be in its proper place. 她喜欢所有东西都各居其所。

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proper adjective (SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE)

showing standards of behaviour that are socially and morally acceptable

[ + to infinitive ] In those days it was considered not quite proper for young ladies to be seen talking to men in public. 在那个年月,年轻女子被人看见在公共场合与男子谈话会被认为不成体统。
She was very proper, my grandmother - she'd never go out without wearing her hat and gloves. 我祖母非常讲究仪表——出门时总要戴上帽子和手套。

proper adjective (MAIN)

[ after noun ] belonging to the main, most important, or typical part

It's a suburb of Los Angeles really - I wouldn't call it Los Angeles proper. 这实际上是曼彻斯特郊区——严格来讲我不会称它是曼彻斯特。

proper adjective (COMPLETE)

[ before noun ] UK informal complete

I've got myself into a proper mess! 我把自己搞得一团糟!


uk /ˈprɒp.ər/ us /ˈprɑː.pɚ/ UK not standard

proper adverb (PROPERLY)

sometimes used instead of the adverb "properly" to describe how someone speaks

合适地,得体地(有时代替副词 properly,用于描述某人说话的方式)
She was an educated lady so she talked proper. 她是位有教养的女士,因此谈吐很得体。

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