Translation of "subject" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] (AREA OF STUDY) 学习领域 uk us /ˈsʌb.dʒekt/

the thing which is being discussed, considered or studied

Our subject for discussion is homelessness. 我们讨论的话题是无家可归问题。
She has made a series of documentaries on the subject of family relationships. 她拍摄了一系列以家庭关系为题材的纪录片。
The guest lecturer took as her subject (= decided to speak about) 'punishment and imprisonment in modern society'. 特邀演讲人演讲的题目是“现代社会的刑罚与监禁”。
The number of planes flying over the town has been the subject of (= has caused) concern since last summer. 自去年夏天开始,从小镇上空飞过的飞机数量一直让人们忐忑不安。

an area of knowledge which is studied in school, college or university

My favourite subjects at school were history and geography. 上学时我最喜欢的科目是历史和地理。
mainly UK Her subject (= special area of study) is low-temperature physics. 她的专业是低温物理学。
change the subject

to start talking about a different subject

I'd tried to explain the situation, but he just changed the subject. 我想把情况解释清楚,他却岔开了话题。

(Translation of “subject noun (AREA OF STUDY)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)