Translation of "water" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun uk us /ˈwɔː.tər/ US  /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/

[ U ] a clear liquid, without colour or taste, which falls from the sky as rain and is necessary for animal and plant life

a bottle/drink/glass of water 一瓶/份/杯水
bottled/mineral/tap water 瓶装/矿泉/自来水
hot/cold water 热/冷水
Can I have a drop of water in my whiskey, please? 请在我的威士忌里加一点水,好吗?
Is the water hot enough for a bath? 这水洗澡够不够热?
The human body is about 50% water. 人体约50%是水。

[ U ] an area of water, such as the sea, a lake or a swimming pool

The water's much warmer today - are you coming for a swim? 今天的水暖和多了——你来游泳吗?
I like swimming but I don't like getting my head under (= in) water. 我喜欢游泳,但不喜欢把头浸在水里。
Dad, I swam a whole length of the pool under water (= with the whole head and body below the surface of the water)! 爸爸,我潜泳游完了游泳池的一个全程!

[ U ] the level of an area of water

High water this morning at Portsmouth is at 11.17 a.m. 朴次茅斯港今天的高水位出现在上午11点17分。
waters [ plural ]

the area of sea near to and belonging to a particular country

St Lucia depends on its clean coastal waters because fishing and tourism provide much of its income. 圣卢西亚岛靠的是它清洁的近海水域,因为它的很大一部分收入都来自渔业和旅游业。

the water contained in a particular lake, river or section of sea

In the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, oil rigs attract shoals of fish, and fishermen too. 在墨西哥湾的浅海水域,石油钻塔吸引了大量的鱼群,当然也吸引了渔民。

UK (US water) the liquid that surrounds a baby inside a pregnant woman's womb

At 3 a.m. her waters broke, and the baby was born soon after. 凌晨3点,她的羊水破了,婴儿也很快就出生了。
the waters [ plural ] old use

water from a spring, especially when used for drinking or swimming in, in order to improve the health

People used to come to this city to take (= drink and swim in) the waters. 人们过去常来这座城市享用这里的泉水。

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