Translation of "realistic" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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realisticadjective

uk /ˌrɪəˈlɪs.tɪk/ us /ˌriː.əˈlɪs.tɪk/

B2 accepting things as they are in fact and not making decisions based on unlikely hopes for the future

现实的;实事求是的;务实的
Let's be realistic (about this) - I just can't afford to pay that much money. (在这一点上)我们还是现实一点吧——我根本就付不起那么一大笔钱。
It isn't realistic to expect people to work for so little money. 给那么点报酬还指望人们干这个工作,这是不现实的。
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B2 seeming to exist or be happening in fact

逼真的;栩栩如生的
The special effects were so realistic. 那些特技镜头太逼真了。

More examples

  • Manufacturers and shops circumnavigate gun laws by providing realistic models which are unable to discharge missiles.
  • The prediction of 4 million unemployed now looks horrifyingly realistic.
  • Her plans are not realistic - they'll never be more than a pipe dream.
  • You should try to restrain your ambitions and be more realistic.
  • A good artist can produce a very realistic effect using only light and shade.

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