Translation of "quarter" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (FOURTH PART) 四分之一 uk us /ˈkwɔː.tər/ US  /ˈkwɑː.t̬ɚ/

[ C ] one of four equal or almost equal parts of something; ¼

He cut the orange into quarters. 他把橙子切成了4块。
Under a quarter of people questioned said that they were happily married. 不到1/4的受访者称他们的婚姻很幸福。
My house is situated a mile and three-quarters from here. 我的房子距此1.75英里。
a quarter of an hour

15 minutes

I waited a quarter of an hour and then went home. 我等了一刻钟然后就回家了。
I was there three-quarters of an hour. 我在那里呆了3刻钟。
an hour and three-quarters 1小时45分钟
a quarter to two/three/four etc. (also US a quarter of two/three/four, etc.)

15 minutes before two/three/four,

It was a quarter to six when I left. 我离开时差一刻到六点。
a quarter past two/three/four etc. (also US a quarter after two/three/four, etc.)

15 minutes after two/three/four,

I'll meet you at a quarter past five. 我们五点一刻见。

[ C ] one of four periods of time into which a year is divided for financial calculations, such as for profits or taxes

There was a fall in unemployment in the second quarter of the year. 今年第二季度的失业率有所下降。
I get an electricity bill every quarter. 我每个季度收到一份电费账单。

[ C ] one of four periods in a game of American football and other ball sports


(Translation of “quarter noun (FOURTH PART)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)