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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “wonder”

wonder

verb (QUESTION)
质疑
 
 
/ˈwʌn.dər/ US  /-dɚ/
[I] to ask yourself questions or express a wish to know about something
疑惑;想知道
[+ question word] Hadn't you better 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。”
Thinking and contemplating
used in phrases, at the beginning of a request, to make it more formal and polite
(用于短语中,使某一请求更加正式和礼貌)不知能否…
[+ speech] I wonder - could you help me carry these books?
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。
Polite expressions
(Definition of wonder verb (QUESTION) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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