Translation of "roof" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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roofnoun [ C ]

uk /ruːf/ us /ruːf/

A2 the covering that forms the top of a building, vehicle, etc.

屋顶;车顶;顶部;盖
The house has a sloping/flat/tiled/thatched roof. 这所房子是斜顶/平顶/瓦顶/茅草等屋顶。
Put the luggage on the roof of the car. 把行李放在车顶上。
The roof (= upper surface) of the cave is 50 metres up. 洞顶距地面有50米高。
This cake is so dry that it sticks to the roof of your mouth (= upper surface of the mouth). 这蛋糕很干,吃的时候会粘在上颚上。

More examples

  • The slate roof differentiates this house from others in the area.
  • All I need is a roof over my head and a decent meal.
  • The roof tiles will need an overlap of several centimetres.
  • The garage has a pitched roof, not a flat one.
  • Water was splashing from a hole in the roof.

roofverb [ T often passive ]

uk /ruːf/ us /ruːf/

to put a roof on a building

给(建筑物)盖屋顶;给(建筑物)装屋顶

Phrasal verb(s)

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