true adjective (NOT FALSE)
Would it be true to say that you've never liked Jim? 可以说你从来就没有喜欢过吉姆，对吗？
She has since admitted that her earlier statement was not strictly (= completely) true. 她后来承认先前所讲的并不完全真实。
It used to be very cheap but that's no longer true (= that situation does not now exist). 这东西以前很便宜，可现在不一样了。
Alcohol should be consumed in moderation, and this is particularly true for pregnant women. 饮酒应适量，对孕妇尤其如此。
Parents of young children often become depressed, and this is especially true of single parents. 年幼孩子的父母常常愁眉苦脸，单身母亲尤其如此。
- But I didn't invent the story - everything I told you is true.
- Do you think it's true that teenage girls are less self-confident than their male peers?
- I didn't know whether his story was true or not, but I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt.
- Is it true (that) she's gone back to teaching?
- I hereby certify (that) the above information is true and accurate.
true adjective (REAL)
true love 真爱
a true friend 真正的朋友
I'd always dreamed of owning my own house, but I never thought it would come true. 我以前一直梦想拥有属于自己的房子，但从没想到这会成为现实。
- This scandal raises new questions about the president's true character.
- It's when something really bad like this happens that you find out who your true friends are.
- We each give you a definition of the word printed on the card, and you have to say which you think is the true definition.
- I feel I've found my true vocation.
- The hero of the film finally finds his true self.
true adjective (SINCERE)
be true to yourself
true to form/type
- She was a true patriot to the last.
- He'll be remembered both as a brilliant footballer and as a true sportsman.
- He has been a true friend to me.
- She said she would stand by me, and she has been true to her word.
- His ministers remained true to him throughout the crisis.
true adjective (HAVING NECESSARY QUALITIES)
formal It was said that the portrait was a very true likeness of her (= looked very much like her). 据说，这幅肖像画得非常像她本人。