Translation of "ask" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb uk /ɑːsk/ us /æsk/

B1 [ I or T ] to put a question to someone, or to request an answer from someone

[ + two objects ] She asked me a question. 她向我問一個問題。
She asked a question about Welsh history. 她問了一個關於威爾士歷史的問題。
She asked me about Welsh history. 她問我有關威爾士歷史的問題。
She asked about Welsh history. 她問了有關威爾士歷史的問題。
[ + question word ] I've no idea what time the train leaves. Ask the guard whether he knows. 我不知道火車甚麼時候開,問問車長是否知道。
I asked the guard the time of the train's departure. 我問了問車長火車的離站時間。
I asked when the train would leave. 我問了問火車甚麼時候開。
[ + speech ] "What time does the train leave?" I asked. 「火車甚麼時候開?」我問道。
ask yourself sth

C2 to consider something carefully:

She needs to ask herself why nobody seems to like her.

B1 [ I or T ] to speak or write to someone saying that you want them to do something, to give you something, or to allow you to do something:

If you need any help, please don't hesitate to ask. 如果有需要幫忙的地方,請儘管說。
She asked (her manager) if/whether she could leave early to pick up the kids.
I asked to see my accountant. 我要求見我的會計師。
You should ask (your accountant) for some financial advice. 你應該(向你的會計師)徵求財務方面的建議。
[ + to infinitive ] You should ask your accountant to give you some financial advice. 你應該向你的會計師查詢一些財務方面的建議。
Can I ask you a favour?/formal Can I ask a favour of you? 你可以幫我一個忙嗎?
I'd like to ask your advice/opinion on a financial matter. 我遇到一個財務方面的問題,想聽聽你的建議/意見。
You have to ask permission to leave. 你必須徵得許可方能離開。
formal We ask that any faulty goods be returned in their original packaging. 我們要求凡有質量問題的貨物都裝回原包裝內退回。
[ + that ] formal The solicitor asked that her client be allowed to make a phone call. 律師要求允許她的當事人打個電話。

A2 [ T ] to request or invite someone to go somewhere with you or to come to your home

UK I've asked David to the party. 我已經邀請了大衛來參加派對。
[ + to infinitive ] US I've asked David to come to the party. 我已經邀請了大衛來參加派對。
"Are you going to Muriel's party?" "No, I haven't been asked." 「你會參加繆裡爾的派對嗎?」「不,我沒有接到邀請。」
Jorge has asked us over for dinner next Friday. 伊恩邀請我們下星期五共進晚餐。
UK Ian's asked us round to/for dinner next Friday. 伊恩請我們下週五去吃晚飯。
In fact they've asked us to stay for the whole weekend. 實際上他們請我們過去逗留一整個週末。

[ T ] to expect or demand something

Greg's asking (= expecting to be paid) £250,000 for his house. 葛列格的房子要價25萬英鎊。
He asks too much of me - I can't always be there to help him. 他對我的要求太過分了——我不能總在那裡幫他吧。
It's asking a lot when your boss wants you to work weekends as well as evenings. 如果你的老闆要求你晚上加班,週末也工作,那就太過分了。

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