Translation of "their" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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theirdeterminer

uk /ðeər/ us /ðer/

A1 of or belonging to them

他们的;她们的;它们的
He gave them their coats. 他把他们的外衣交给了他们。

B1 used to refer to one person in order to avoid saying "his or her"

(用来指某个人,以代替 his 或 her)
One of the students has left their book behind. 有个学生遗忘了一本书。

More examples

  • She thanked the staff for their dedication and enthusiasm.
  • Look up their number in the phone directory.
  • The children left their game and came running to greet us.
  • Many miners have suffered from the effects of coal dust in their lungs.
  • Everyone has their own ideas about the best way to bring up children.

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