Translation of "total" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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totalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtəʊ.təl/ us /ˈtoʊ.t̬əl/

B1 the amount you get when several smaller amounts are added together

At that time of day, cars with only one occupant accounted for almost 80 percent of the total. 一天中的那个时候,只有一人乘坐的汽车几乎占车辆总数的80%。
A total of 21 horses were entered in the race. 总共有21匹马报名参加了比赛。
We made $1,000 in total, over three days of trading. 在3天的交易中我们一共赚了700英镑。

More examples

  • The school bazaar raised a total of £550.
  • The trip cost a total of £250, insurance included.
  • The average of the three numbers 7, 12 and 20 is 13, because the total of 7, 12 and 20 is 39, and 39 divided by 3 is 13.
  • These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total.
  • Unemployment is likely to reach the highest total that has ever been recorded.


uk /ˈtəʊ.təl/ us /ˈtoʊ.t̬əl/

total adjective (AMOUNT)

B1 [ before noun ] including everything

the total cost 全部费用
Total losses were $800. 总的损失为800美元。

More examples

  • The total amount raised so far is approaching $1000.
  • When you include all my overtime, my total pay is quite good.
  • What is the total oil output from the British sector of the North Sea?
  • We need to work out the total cost of the project.
  • Although sexual and violent crimes have increased by 10%, they remain only a tiny fraction of the total number of crimes committed each year.

total adjective (VERY GREAT)

B2 very great or of the largest degree possible

total secrecy 绝密
a total disregard for their feelings 对他们的感受全然不顾
total silence 万籁俱寂
The organization of the event was a total shambles (= very bad). 这次活动的组织工作糟糕透了。
The collapse, when it came, was total. 这种崩溃一旦来临,便无可救药。

More examples

  • She stared at him in total incomprehension.
  • Literary critics were in total disagreement about the value of the book.
  • The meeting was a total failure.
  • The Workers' Coalition experienced the ignominy of total defeat in the last election.
  • He's a total no-hoper - he'll never achieve anything.

totalverb [ L only + noun, T ]

uk /ˈtəʊ.təl/ us /ˈtoʊ.t̬əl/ -ll- or US usually -l-

total verb [ L only + noun, T ] (ADD UP)

C1 to have as a complete amount, or to calculate this

This is the eighth volume in the series, which totals 21 volumes in all. 该丛书总共有21册,这是第8册。
We totalled (up) the money we had each earned, and then shared it equally between the three of us. 我们把每个人挣的钱加起来,然后把这笔钱在我们3个人中平分。

More examples

  • He ran up debts totalling nearly £3,000.
  • If you total their earnings for the year, you will see they are quite substantial.
  • Their combined service in the company totalled 50 years.

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