Translation of "tropical" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈtrɒp.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˈtrɑː.pɪ.kəl/

B2 geography, environment from or relating to the area between the two tropics

tropical fish 热带鱼
a tropical island/region/climate 热带岛屿/地区/气候
Leprosy is one of the few tropical diseases which could soon be eradicated. 21世纪初有几种热带病可以彻底根除,麻风病就是其中之一。
She specializes in tropical medicine (= the treatment of diseases from the tropical areas of the world). 她专门医治热带病。
The Amazon river basin contains the world's largest tropical rainforest. 亚马孙河流域有世界上最大的热带雨林。
The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm when its speed dropped to 70mph. 当飓风的速度降为每小时70英里时,就减弱为热带风暴。
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informal geography, environment extremely hot

The weather was positively tropical last summer. 去年夏天天气非常湿热。

More examples

  • Deforestation is destroying large areas of tropical rain forest.
  • I dream of living on a tropical island.
  • In cool climates you have to grow tropical plants under glass.
  • The tropical butterfly's wings were shimmering with all the colours of the rainbow.
  • The tropical sun beat down on them mercilessly.

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