Translation of "sad" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /sæd/ us /sæd/ sadder, saddest

sad adjective (NOT HAPPY)

A1 unhappy or sorry

I've just received some very sad news. 我刚刚得到一些令人伤心的消息。
She gave a sad smile. 她露出了一丝苦笑。
[ + (that) ] It's sad (that) the trip had to be cancelled. 很遗憾旅行被迫取消了。
I'm so sad (that) you can't come. 你不能来,我很遗憾。
[ + to infinitive ] It's sad to see so many failures this year. 今年看到这么多失败的事情真是令人难过。
I was sad to hear that they'd split up. 听说他们分手了,我很难过。

informal If something looks sad, it looks worse than it should because it is not being cared for.

Give those flowers some water - they're looking a little sad. 给那些花浇点儿水——它们看上去蔫巴巴的。

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sad adjective (UNPLEASANT)

[ before noun ] not satisfactory or pleasant

The sad fact/truth is we can't afford to provide homes for all. 令人遗憾的事实是,我们无法为所有的人提供住所。
a very sad state of affairs 十分糟糕的时局
sad to say

C1 something you say when you are telling someone about something bad that happened

Sad to say, the ring was never found. 真可惜,那枚戒指再也找不到了。

sad adjective (BORING)

slang showing that you are not fashionable or interesting or have no friends

You enjoy reading timetables? You sad man! 你喜欢读时间表?你可真无聊!
Staying at home on a Saturday night is just sad.

SADnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌes.eɪˈdiː/ us /ˌes.eɪˈdiː/

abbreviation for seasonal affective disorder: a medical condition in which a person does not have much energy and enthusiasm during the winter because of the reduced period of natural light


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