Translation of "age" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /eɪdʒ/ us /eɪdʒ/


A1 [ C or U ] the period of time someone has been alive or something has existed

Do you know the age of that building? 你知道那座樓的歷史有多久嗎?
What age (= how old) is your brother? 你弟弟多大了?
I'd guess she's about my age (= she is about as old as I am). 我猜她和我年齡差不多。
She was 74 years of age when she wrote her first novel. 她寫第一本小說時是74歲。
He left home at the age of 16. 他16歲時離開了家。
I was married with four children at your age. 像你這麼大的時候我已經結了婚並且有了四個孩子。
She's starting to show/look her age (= to look as old as she is). 她開始看上去與實際年齡一般大。
I'm really beginning to feel my age (= feel old). 我真的開始覺得老了。
His girlfriend's twice his age (= twice as old as he is). 他的女朋友年齡比他大一倍。
act your age!

said to someone to tell them to stop behaving like someone who is much younger

the age of consent

the age at which someone is considered by the law to be old enough to agree to have sex with someone


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age noun (PERIOD)

B1 [ C ] a particular period in time

the Victorian age 維多利亞時代
the modern age 現代
the nuclear age 核子時代

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age noun (LONG TIME)

ages B1 [ plural ] informal also mainly UK an age [ S ]

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a very long time

It takes ages to cook. 做飯要花很長時間。
I've been waiting for ages. 我已經等了很長時間。
It's been ages/an age since we last spoke. 我們好長時間沒有交談了。

age noun (BEING OLD)

C2 [ U ] the fact of being or getting older

Her back was bent with age. 隨著年紀漸長,她的背駝了。
This cheese/wine improves with age. 這種起司/酒放的時間越長越好。
Her temper hasn't improved with age! 她的脾氣一點沒有隨著年齡增長而變好!

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ageverb [ I or T ]

uk /eɪdʒ/ us /eɪdʒ/ present participle UK ageing or US aging, past tense and past participle aged

If someone ages or something ages them, they look older.

She's aged since the last time we met. 她顯得比我們上次見面時老了。

to develop in flavour or leave something to do this

The brandy is aged in oak for ten years. 這種白蘭地在橡木桶中陳釀了十年。

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uk / -ɪdʒ/ us / -ɪdʒ/

-age suffix (ACTION)

used to form nouns that refer to the action or result of something

blockage 阻塞
shrinkage 收縮
wastage 浪費
All breakages must be paid for. 損毀東西必須賠償。

-age suffix (STATE)

used to form nouns that refer to a state or condition

bondage 束縛
marriage 婚姻
shortage 短缺

-age suffix (PLACE)

used to form nouns that are names of places

orphanage 孤兒院
vicarage 教區牧師住宅

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