Translation of "trade" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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tradenoun

uk /treɪd/ us /treɪd/

trade noun (BUYING AND SELLING)

B1 [ U ] the activity of buying and selling, or exchanging, goods and/or services between people or countries

贸易;交易;买卖
The country's trade in manufactured goods has expanded in the last ten years. 该国的工业品贸易在最近10年里扩大了规模。
70 percent of the country's trade is with Europe. 该国70%的贸易是和欧洲做的。
The two countries have signed a trade agreement for one year only. 这两个国家签署了一项为期仅1年的贸易协定。

[ U ] business activity

生意
Since the supermarket opened, many small local shops have lost up to 50 percent of their trade. 自从这家超市开张后,当地许多小商店失去了一半的生意。
In hot weather, shops do a roaring/brisk trade in (= sell a lot of) cold drinks and ice cream. 天热时,商店里的冷饮和冰激凌卖得非常火爆。
This level of confidence in the economy is good for trade generally. 这种经济上的信任水平通常适合于进行贸易。

More examples

  • The investigation uncovered evidence of a large-scale illegal trade in wild birds.
  • Russia has just drawn up a trade agreement with Norway.
  • The latest trade figures have dealt a severe blow to hopes of an early economic recovery.
  • We are planning to develop our export trade.
  • There's a flourishing trade in second-hand video machines.

trade noun (BUSINESS)

C1 [ C ] a particular business or industry

行业
the building/catering/tourist trade 建筑/饮食服务/旅游行业
the book/car/fur trade 图书/汽车/皮毛制品行业
He worked in the same trade all his life. 他终身从事同一行业。

B2 [ C or U ] a job, especially one that needs special skill, that involves working with your hands

(尤指需要特殊技术和手工劳动的)职业,行当
She went to college to learn a trade. 她中学毕业后去一家技术学院学一门手艺。
He's a carpenter by trade. 他是干木工活的。
the trade [ S ]

the people who work in a particular business or industry or in the same one

(特定或同一行业的)从业者
People who work in the trade can buy their books at a discount. 同行购书可以打折。
The company only supplies its goods to the (building/catering) trade, not direct to the public. 这家公司只向(建筑/饮食服务)从业者提供货物,而不直接面向公众。

More examples

  • There's a flourishing trade in second-hand video machines.
  • This has been a difficult year for the motor trade.
  • His is a family trade, passed down from generation to generation.
  • For the modern sales executive, a car phone is one of the tools of the trade.
  • Business people wailed that their trade would be ruined.

tradeadjective

uk /treɪd/ us /treɪd/
trade publication/journal/magazine/paper

a newspaper, etc. produced for people working in a particular business or industry

行业出版物/期刊/杂志/报纸
a steel industry trade journal 钢铁工业的行业刊物

tradeverb

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trade verb (BUY AND SELL)

B2 [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to buy and sell goods or services, especially between countries

(尤指国与国之间)从事(…)贸易,进行(…)交易
For centuries, Native Americans traded with European settlers. 美洲印第安人和欧洲殖民者做了几百年的生意。
The company has been trading in oil for many years. 该公司做石油生意已经有许多年了。
The two countries have become close trading partners. 两国已经成为关系密切的贸易伙伴。
Our books are traded throughout Asia. 我们的书在全亚洲销售。
See also

[ I or T ] to be bought and sold, or to buy and sell shares, on the stock exchange

(在证券交易所)买卖,交易
The volume of stocks traded today was very high. 昨天伦敦证券交易所成交股票1850万股。
Shares in the company traded actively. 该公司的股票交易活跃。

More examples

  • It was several months before the company started to trade profitably .
  • Native Americans traded furs with early European settlers.
  • In the meantime, the shares will continue to trade on the open market.
  • Only licensed stall-holders are allowed to trade here.
  • It is a well-respected family business which has traded in the town for over 50 years.

trade verb (EXCHANGE)

[ T ] to exchange something, or to stop using or doing something and start using or doing something else instead

交换;改换,更换
The children traded comics. 孩子们交换了连环画。
[ + two objects ] I'll trade you some of my chocolate for some of your ice cream. 我愿意用些巧克力换些你的冰激凌。
I wouldn't trade you for the world (= I do not want a different partner). 除了你我谁都不要。
See also

[ T ] If people trade statements of a particular type, they say or tell them to each other.

相互说
We sat around the dinner table, trading stories. 我们围坐在餐桌旁,你一言我一语地讲着各自的见闻。
The two politicians didn't really discuss the issues, they just traded insults. 这两个政客并不是真的在讨论问题,而是在互相辱骂。

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