Translation of "sister" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

sister

noun [ C ] uk /ˈsɪs.tər/ us /ˈsɪs.tɚ/

A1 a girl or woman who has the same parents as another person

姐姐,妹妹
Sophie and Emily are sisters. 索菲和埃米莉是姐妹。
Emily is Sophie's younger/little/older/big sister. 埃米莉是索菲的妹妹/姐姐。

a girl or woman who treats you in the kind way that a sister would

像姐妹一样的人
Lynn's such a good friend - she's like a sister to me. 琳恩真是一个好朋友——她就像我的姐妹一样。

a woman who shares an interest with you, especially that of improving women's rights

(尤指在改善妇女权利方面)志同道合的姐妹
[ as form of address ] "We must continue the fight, sisters!" “我们必须继续战斗,姐妹们!”

US old-fashioned informal used to address a woman

(用于称呼妇女)
[ as form of address ] OK, sister, move it! 好了,大姐,赶紧吧!

a female member of a religious group, especially a nun

修女,尼姑
Sister Bernadette

UK a female nurse who is in charge of a department of a hospital

护士长
The sister told us that visiting hours were over.
[ as form of address ] Excuse me, Sister, could I have some water?
→ Compare charge nurse
adjective [ before noun ] uk /ˈsɪs.tər/ us /ˈsɪs.tɚ/

belonging to a pair or group of similar and related things, such as businesses, usually owned or operated by the same person or organization

如同姐妹的;同类型的
our sister company in Australia 我们在澳大利亚的姊妹公司
the US battleship Missouri and her sister ship, the Wisconsin 美国战列舰密苏里号及其姊妹舰威斯康星号

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