Translation of "sail" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb (TRAVEL) 旅行 uk us /seɪl/

[ I usually + adv/prep ] When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water

The boat sailed along/down the coast. 那艘船沿着海岸航行。
As the battleship sailed by/past, everyone on deck waved. 战舰驶过时,甲板上所有的人都挥手致意。
The ship was sailing to China. 这艘船驶往中国。

[ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to control a boat that has no engine and is pushed by the wind

He sailed the dinghy up the river. 他驾驶着小游艇沿河逆流而上。
She sailed around the world single-handed in her yacht. 她独自一人驾驶帆船周游了整个世界。

[ I ] When a ship sails, it starts its journey, and when people sail from a particular place or at a particular time, they start their journey in a ship

Their ship sails for Bombay next Friday. 他们的船下周五启航去孟买。

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