Translation of "time" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (MINUTES/DAYS/YEARS) 分/日/年 uk us /taɪm/

[ U ] that part of existence which is measured in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, etc., or this process considered as a whole

He wants to spend more time with his family. 他想与家人多呆些时间。
Time passes so quickly when you're enjoying yourself. 玩得高兴时,时间过得特别快。
She grew more and more fascinated by the subject as time went on/by. 随着时间的推移,她对这门学科越来越着迷。
The curtains have faded over/with time (= as years have gone past). 年深日久,窗帘已经褪色了。
You'll forget her in time (= in the future). 你迟早会忘记她的。
Over the course of time (= as years have gone past), holes have formed in the rock. 随着岁月的流逝,岩石上出现了洞眼。
I only worked there for a short period of time. 我只在那儿工作过不长的一段时间。
I'd like to visit them all but time is short (= there is little time left). 所有地方我都想参观,可时间不够。
all the time


I wish you'd stop criticizing me all the time. 我希望你别再没完没了地批评我了。
waste time

to not make good use of the hours, etc. that you have available

If you'd got on with your work instead of wasting time chatting, you'd be finished by now. 如果你当时继续工作而不是浪费时间去聊天,你现在已经完成任务了。
in no time (also in next to no time)

very quickly or very soon

The children ate their dinner in no time. 孩子们很快吃完了饭。
We'll be home in next to no time. 我们将立刻回家。
no time to lose

If you say there is or that you have no time to lose, it means that you must do quickly whatever it is that you want to do

Come on, there's no time to lose, we must get home before John finds out. 赶快,没有时间耽搁了,我们必须在约翰发现之前赶到家。
for all time literary


I will love you for all time. 我会永远爱你。
of all time

that has ever lived or existed

She's been called the greatest opera singer of all time. 她被称为有史以来最伟大的歌剧演唱家。

(Translation of “time noun (MINUTES/DAYS/YEARS)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)