Translation of "quality" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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qualitynoun

uk /ˈkwɒl.ə.ti/ us /ˈkwɑː.lə.t̬i/

quality noun (STANDARD)

B1 [ C or U ] how good or bad something is

质量,品级
a shop advertising top quality electrical goods 推销高质量电器的商店
The food was of such poor/low quality. 这种食品质量很差。
Their products are of very high quality. 他们的产品质量很高。
I only buy good-quality wine. 我只买好酒。
The quality of the picture on our television isn't very good. 我们的电视图像质量不高。

B1 [ U ] a high standard

优质
He's not interested in quality. All he cares about is making money. 他对高质量毫不在意,一心只想赚钱。
quality of life

the level of enjoyment, comfort, and health in someone's life

生活质量
My quality of life has improved tremendously since I moved to the country. 移居该国以来,我的生活质量大大提高。

More examples

  • What the problem comes down to is 'Will the consumer be willing to pay more for a higher quality product?'
  • Is there any significant difference in quality between these two items?
  • Price alone is not a reliable indicator of quality.
  • Poor quality is the unacceptable face of increased productivity.
  • These improvements in quality are the first fruits of our investment.

quality noun (CHARACTERISTIC)

B2 [ C ] a characteristic or feature of someone or something

品质;特性
leadership qualities 领导者的素质
He has a lot of good qualities but being organized isn't one of them. 他有许多优秀品质,可就是缺乏条理性。
[ + to infinitive ] I don't think he has the right qualities to be a teacher. 我认为他不具备做老师的素质。
This cheese has a rather rubbery quality to it (= it is like rubber). 这种奶酪非常有弹性。

More examples

  • Her singing voice has a pure, crystalline quality.
  • There's a dreamlike quality to the final stages of the film.
  • Her voice had an extraordinary hypnotic quality.
  • Her beauty had an incandescent quality to it.
  • Cyril's most impressive quality was his innate goodness.

qualityadjective

uk /ˈkwɒl.ə.ti/ us /ˈkwɑː.lə.t̬i/

B1 [ before noun ] of a high standard

优质的,优良的,高级的
This is a quality product. 这是优质产品。
mainly UK The story received little coverage in the quality papers (= more serious newspapers). 内容严肃的报纸几乎没有报道这条新闻。

[ after verb ] informal very good

很好的
That gig was quality. 那个演奏会很精彩。

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