Translation of "sake" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /seɪk/ us /seɪk/

sake noun (HELP)

for the sake of sb/for sb's sake

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B2 in order to help or bring advantage to someone

Please do it, for David's sake. 为了戴维,请做这件事。
Their parents only stayed together for the sake of the children. 他们的父母还生活在一起仅仅是为了孩子。
I hope for both our sakes that you're right! 为你我着想,我希望你是对的!

sake noun (REASON)

for the sake of sth/for sth's sake

because of, or for the purpose of something

Let's not disagree for the sake of (= because of) a few dollars. 咱们不要因为几英镑闹别扭。
Let's say, just for the sake of argument/for argument's sake (= for the purpose of this discussion), that prices rise by three percent this year. 为便于讨论,我们假设今年的价格上涨3%。
You're only arguing for the sake of arguing (= because you like arguing). 你只是为争论而争论。

sake noun (EMPHASIS)

for goodness', God's, Pete's, heaven's, etc. sake

used to emphasize requests or orders when you are angry or have lost patience

For goodness' sake don't let her know I told you! 行行好,千万别让她知道是我告诉你的!

sakenoun [ C or U ]

also saki uk /ˈsɑː.ki/ us /ˈsɑː.ki/

a Japanese alcoholic drink made from rice and usually drunk warm


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