Translation of "to" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


preposition uk strong /tuː/ weak // /tu/ // us strong /tuː/ // /t̬ə/ /tu/

A1 used before a verb to show that it is in the infinitive


A1 used after some verbs, especially when the action described in the infinitive will happen later

She agreed to help. 她答应帮忙。
I'll have to tell him. 我得告诉他。
Sadly, she didn't live to see her grandchildren. 令人伤心的是,她没有活到孙辈出生的那一天。

A1 used after many verbs of agreeing, needing, and wanting

I need to eat something first. 我首先得吃点东西。
I'd love to live in New York. 我想要住在纽约。
That child ought to be in bed. 那个孩子应该上床睡觉。

A2 used instead of repeating a verb clause

"Are you going tonight?" "I'm certainly hoping to." “你今晚要走吗?”“我当然希望走。”

A1 used in phrases where there are reported orders and requests

He told me to wait. 他叫我等。
Did anyone ask Daniel to reserve the room? 有人要丹尼尔订房间了吗?

A1 used after some adjectives

It's not likely to happen. 这事不大可能发生。
Three months is too long to wait. 等3个月太久了。
She's not strong enough to go hiking up mountains. 她身体不够壮,登不上山。

used after some nouns

He has this enviable ability to ignore everything that's unpleasant in life. 他有这种令人羡慕的本事,能够不去理睬生活中的种种不快。
This will be my second attempt to make flaky pastry. 这将是我第二次尝试制作薄馅饼皮。

A clause containing to + infinitive can be used as the subject of a sentence

(含有带 to 的不定式的分句可用作句子主语)
To go overseas on your own is very brave. 只身去国外,真勇敢。
My plan was to get it all arranged before I told anyone. 我的计划是先把一切都安排好再告诉别人。

A1 used after question words

I don't know what to do. 我不知道该怎么办。
Can you tell me how to get there? 你能告诉我怎样去那儿吗?

A2 used with an infinitive to express use or purpose

I'm going there to see my sister. 我要去那儿看望我的姐姐。
This tool is used to make holes in leather. 这个工具是用来在皮革上打眼的。
To make this cake, you'll need two eggs, 175 grams of sugar, and 175 grams of flour. 做这个蛋糕,你需要两个鸡蛋、175克糖和175克面粉。
He works to get paid, not because he enjoys it. 他工作是为了挣钱,而不是因为喜欢工作。

You can introduce a clause with a phrase containing to + infinitive

(含有带 to 的不定式的短语可引出分句)
To be honest (= speaking honestly), Becky, I like thegrey shirt better. 说实话,伊莱恩,我喜欢你穿灰色的衬衫。
To tell you the truth, I never really liked the man. 坦率地跟你说,贝蒂,我从未真正地喜欢过这个男人。

A1 used with an infinitive after 'there is' or 'there are' and a noun

(与不定式连用,用于 there be + 名词这种结构后)
There's an awful lot of work to be done. 有许许多多的工作要做。
to be going on with UK

To be going on with means in order to continue with the present activity or situation

Do we have enough paint to be going on with, or should I get some more while I'm out? 继续干下去我们的油漆够用吗,我是不是该外出时再买一些?

A1 in the direction of

We're going to town on the bus, okay? 我们坐公共汽车去城里,好吗?
We went to Prague last year. 我们去年去了布拉格。
I asked someone the way to the town centre. 我向人问了去市中心的路。
You can walk from here to the school in under ten minutes. 你可以从这儿走到车站,用不了10分钟。
I asked Kirsten and Kai to dinner (= invited them to come and eat dinner with me) next week. 我邀请了海伦和本下星期来吃饭。
We received another invitation to a wedding this morning. 今天上午我们又收到了一份参加婚礼的请柬。
I had my back to them, so I couldn't see what they were doing. 我背对着他们,所以看不见他们在做什么。
She walked over to the window. 她走到窗边来。
He went up to a complete stranger and started talking. 他走到一个完全陌生的人跟前,开始和对方交谈起来。
UK You've got your sweater on back to front (= with the back of the sweater on the chest). 你的毛衣前后穿反了。

A2 used for showing who receives something or who experiences an action

I lent my bike to my brother. 我把自行车借给了我哥哥。
I told that to Alex and he just laughed. 我把那件事告诉了格林,他吓坏了。
Who's the letter addressed to? 这封信是寄给谁的?

A2 With many verbs that have two objects, 'to' can be used before the indirect object

Give me that gun./Give that gun to me. 给我那把枪/把那把枪给我。

B1 until a particular time, state, or level is reached

It's only two weeks to Christmas. 离圣诞节只有两星期了。
Unemployment has risen to almost eight million. 失业人数已经上升到了差不多800万。
He drank himself to death. 他酗酒而死。
She nursed me back to health. 她护理我直到康复。

A1 used when saying the time, to mean before the stated hour

It's twenty to six. 差20分6点。

used to suggest an extreme state

Look at your shirt - it's torn to shreds! 看看你的衬衫——都成碎片了!
She was thrilled to bits. 她激动得不行。
I was bored to tears. 我感到无聊极了。

B1 in connection with

What was their response to your query? 他们对你的询问作何反应?
She was so mean to me. 她对我很粗暴。
There's a funny side to everything. 任何事物都有其滑稽的一面。

B1 used to say where something is fastened or connected:

The paper was stuck to the wall with tape.
A fast rail service connects us to the city.

used before an infinitive, usually with 'be', to indicate a future action

(用于不定式前,通常和 be 连用,构成将来时)
The government announced today that it is to cut funding for the arts for next year. 今天政府宣布明年要削减对人文学科的资助。
→ See also to-be

mainly UK used in this pattern to say what someone should do or to give an order

You're not to (= you must not) bite your nails like that. 你不准那样咬指甲。

Newspapers often use to + infinitive without 'be' in their headlines (= titles of articles) when reporting planned future events

(报纸标题中常用 to + 不定式这种结构,前面不加 be,表示未来计划中的事)
Russia to send troops in. 法国即将派兵

C2 causing a particular feeling in a particular person

That's when I found out, to my amazement, that she was coming here. 令我害怕的是,那时候我得知她正要到这里来。

considered by

I realize it may sound strange to you. 我意识到对你而言这听上去可能很奇怪。
I mean, £50 is nothing to him (= he would not consider it a large amount). 我的意思是,50英镑对他而言算不了什么。
informal "I hear you've been going out with Ella." "Yeah, so? What's it to you?" (= It should not interest you, and you have no right to ask about it.) “我听说你在和萨莉谈恋爱。”“哟,这和你有什么关系?”

B1 serving

As a personal trainer to the rich and famous, he earns over a million dollars a year. 他做富人和名流的私人教练一年挣100多万美元。

against or very near

Stand back to back. 背靠背站着。
They were dancing cheek to cheek. 他们在跳贴面舞。

matching or belonging to

My dad gave me the keys to his car. 他把他的车钥匙给了我——这个傻瓜!
I've lost the trousers to this jacket. 我把和这件夹克相配的裤子弄丢了。

having as a characteristic feature

She has a mean side to her. 她性格中有刻薄的一面。
There is a very moral tone to this book. 这本书很有道德教育的意味。

B1 used to show the position of something or someone in comparison with something or someone else

John's standing to the left of Adrian in the photo. 照片中约翰站在阿德里安的左边。
The Yorkshire Dales are twenty miles to the north of the city. 约克郡山谷位于这个城市以北20英里处。
IN HONOUR OF 为向…表示敬意

in honour or memory of

I proposed a toast to the bride and the groom. 我提议为新娘新郎干杯。
The record is dedicated to her mother, who died recently. 这张唱片是献给她不久前去世的母亲的。

for each

How many dollars are there to the pound? 1英镑等于多少法郎?
This car does about 40 miles to the gallon. 这辆车每加仑汽油可行驶大约50英里。
When we go swimming together I do six lengths to her twelve. 如果我们一起去游泳,她每游6个来回而我只能游3个。
→ Compare per

B2 used in phrases that show a range

There were probably 30 to 35 (= a number between 30 and 35) people there. 那儿肯定有30到35个人。

at the same time as music or other sound

I like exercising to music. 我喜欢跟着音乐做运动。
He left the stage to the sound of booing. 他在一片嘘声中离开了舞台。

relating to a positive reaction or result

When the pasta is done to your liking, drain the water. 夫人,这个房间您满意吗?
I think being at the meeting would be to your advantage. 我认为出席会议会对你有利。

B1 UK compared with

She's earning a reasonable wage, but nothing to what she could if she was in the private sector. 她的收入还可以,但如果她在私营企业工作收入会高得多。
Paul beat me by three games to two (= he won three and I won two). 保罗以3比2打败了我。
He was old enough to be her father - she looked about 30 to his 60. 他老得可以当她的爸爸——她看上去约30岁,而他有60岁。
adverb uk /tuː/ us /tuː/

mainly UK into a closed position

I'll just push the door to. 我只是要把门推上。

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