Translation of "want" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] (WISH) 想要 uk us /wɒnt/ US  /wɑːnt/

to wish for a particular thing or plan of action. 'Want' is not used in polite requests in British English

想要,希望(英国英语中礼貌的请求不用 want)
I want some chocolate. 我想要些巧克力。
She wants a word with you. 她想跟你说句话。
He's everything you'd ever want in a man - bright, funny and attractive. 他具备你理想中男人的所有特质——聪明、风趣而又有魅力。
[ + to infinitive ] What do you want to eat? 你想吃什么?
[ + obj + to infinitive ] Do you want me to take you to the station? 你要我送你去车站吗?
[ + obj + past participle ] This letter - do you want it sent first class? 这封信你想按第一类邮件寄送吗?
[ + obj + adj ] Do you want this pie hot? 这块馅饼你想要热一下吗?
[ + obj + -ing verb ] I don't want a load of traffic going past my house all night, waking me up. 我可不希望整个晚上都有大量的车辆从我家房子旁经过,吵得我睡不着觉。
You wait - by next year she'll be wanting a bigger house! 你等着瞧——明年她就会想要一所更大的房子了!
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to wish or need someone to be present

Am I wanted at the meeting tomorrow? 明天的会议要我参加吗?
He is wanted by the police (= The police are searching for him). 警方正在通缉他。
want in/out of informal

to want to start or stop being involved in something

I want out of the whole venture before it's too late. 我想在还来得及的时候退出整个经营项目。

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