Translation of "animal" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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animalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæn.ɪ.məl/ us /ˈæn.ə.məl/

animal noun [ C ] (CREATURE)

A1 something that lives and moves but is not a human, bird, fish, or insect

wild/domestic animals 野生動物/家畜
Both children are real animal lovers. 兩個孩子都很喜愛動物。
Surveys show that animal welfare has recently become a major concern for many schoolchildren. 調查顯示動物福利近來已成為很多小學生關注的主要問題。

B2 anything that lives and moves, including people, birds, etc.

Humans, insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals are all animals. 人、昆蟲、爬行動物、鳥類和哺乳動物都是動物。

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animal noun [ C ] (BAD PERSON)

informal an unpleasant, cruel person or someone who behaves badly

He's a real animal when he's had too much to drink. 他酒一喝多,簡直就是畜生。

animal noun [ C ] (TYPE)

used to describe what type of person or thing someone or something is

At heart she is a political animal. 本質上她是一個很有政治秉性的人。
She is that rare animal (= she is very unusual), a brilliant scientist who can communicate her ideas to ordinary people. 她是個少見的奇才,是一位能夠把自己的思想傳達給普通人的優秀科學家。
Feminism in France and England are rather different animals (= are different). 法國和英國的女權主義不屬於同一種類型。


uk /ˈæn.ɪ.məl/ us /ˈæn.ə.məl/

animal adjective (FROM ANIMALS)

made or obtained from an animal or animals

animal products 動物產品
animal fat/skins 動物脂肪/毛皮

relating to, or taking the form of, an animal or animals rather than a plant or human being

The island was devoid of all animal life (= there were no animals on the island). 這個島上沒有任何動物生存。

animal adjective (PHYSICAL)

[ before noun ] relating to physical desires or needs, and not spiritual or mental ones

As an actor, he has a sort of animal magnetism. 作為一名演員,羅素‧克洛具有一種對異性的吸引力。
She knew that Dave wasn't the right man for her but she couldn't deny the animal attraction between them. 她明知戴夫不是適合她的男人,但無法抗拒他們之間肉體上的吸引力。

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