Translation of "wonder" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈwʌn.dər/ us /ˈwʌn.dɚ/

wonder verb (QUESTION)

B1 [ I ] to ask yourself questions or express a wish to know about something

[ + question word ] Shouldn't you phone home? Your parents will be wondering where you are. 你是不是最好给家里打个电话?你父母会想知道你在哪儿的。
He's starting to wonder whether he did the right thing in accepting this job. 他现在开始怀疑自己接受这份工作是否正确。
[ + speech ] Will this turkey be big enough for eight, I wonder? 我不知道这只火鸡够不够8个人吃。
"Have you decided where you're going next summer?" "I've been wondering about (= considering) going to Florida." “你决定好明年夏天去哪里了吗?”“我一直在考虑去佛罗里达。”

B1 used in phrases, at the beginning of a request, to make it more formal and polite

We were wondering if/whether you'd like to have dinner with us some time? 不知你能否帮我搬这些书?
[ + question word ] I wonder whether you could pass me the butter? 你能不能把黄油递给我?
I wonder if you could give me some information about places to visit in the area? 不知你能否给我提供一些这个地区可供游玩的地方的情况。

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wonder verb (SURPRISE)

[ I ] formal to feel or express great surprise at something

[ + (that) ] I don't wonder (that) she burst into tears after the way you spoke to her. 你那样对她说话,难怪她会突然哭起来。


uk /ˈwʌn.dər/ us /ˈwʌn.dɚ/

[ U ] a feeling of great surprise and admiration caused by seeing or experiencing something that is strange and new

The sight of the Grand Canyon stretching out before them filled them with wonder. 大峡谷展现在眼前的景象让他们惊叹万分。
The boys gazed in wonder at the shiny red Ferrari. 男孩子们惊讶地盯着那辆锃亮的红色法拉利跑车。

[ C usually plural ] an object that causes a feeling of great surprise and admiration

We spent a week visiting the wonders of Ancient Greek civilization. 我们花了一周时间游览古希腊文明的奇观。
With all the wonders of modern technology, why has no one come up with a way to make aircraft quieter? 既然现代科技创造了如此多的奇迹,为什么没人想个办法让飞行更安静一些呢?

[ C ] informal an extremely useful or skilful person

Our new babysitter's a wonder - she'll come at very short notice and the kids love her. 我们家新来的保姆确实非常能干——她能在接到通知后很快赶来,而且孩子们也喜欢她。

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