Translation of "role" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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rolenoun [ C ]

uk /rəʊl/ us /roʊl/

role noun [ C ] (DUTY)

B2 the position or purpose that someone or something has in a situation, organization, society, or relationship

What is his role in this project? 他在这个工程中负责什么?
Schools play an important role in society. 学校在社会中起着非常重要的作用。
Six people have been put on trial for their role (= involvement) in the anti-government demonstrations. 6人因为参与反政府示威游行而受审。

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  • Your role in the project will be strictly defined.
  • The role of the police is to ensure (that) the law is obeyed.
  • Television has an important role to play in popularizing new scientific ideas.
  • The government should be playing a more prominent role in promoting human rights.
  • The kidney plays a vital role in the removal of waste products from the blood.

role noun [ C ] (ACTING)

B1 an actor's part in a film or play

She's got a leading/supporting role in the school play. 她在学校的戏剧表演中担当主角/配角。
She plays the role of a crooked lawyer. 她扮演一个奸诈的律师。

More examples

  • She quickly left the chorus for a starring role.
  • She's done all the important Shakespearean roles apart from Lady Macbeth.
  • Marlene Dietrich was immortalized through her roles in movies like 'The Blue Angel'.
  • The six principal roles in this opera have an average vocal range of two octaves.
  • In despair, the theatre director recast the leading role.

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