Translation of "society" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (PEOPLE) 人们 uk us /səˈsaɪ.ə.ti/ US  /-t̬i/

[ C or U ] a large group of people who live together in an organized way, making decisions about how to do things and sharing the work that needs to be done. All the people in a country, or in several similar countries, can be referred to as a society

a classless/multicultural/capitalist/civilized society 无阶级/多元文化/资本主义/文明的社会
These changes strike at the heart of British/American/modern society. 这些变化冲击了英国/美国/现代社会的核心。
There's a danger that we will end up blaming innocent children for society's problems. 我们最终有可能会把社会问题怪罪到无辜的孩子们头上。
We must also consider the needs of the younger/older members of society. 我们必须考虑到社会上年轻人/老年人的需要。

[ U ] (also high society) the part of society that consists of people who are rich, powerful and fashionable

a society hostess/ball/function 上流社会的女主人/舞会/宴会

[ U ] formal the state of being together with other people

She prefers her own society (= likes to be alone). 她喜欢独处。

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