Translation of "cant" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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cantnoun [ U ]

uk /kænt/ us /kænt/

statements, especially on religious or moral subjects, that are not sincerely believed by the person making them

(尤指關於宗教或道德話題的)假話,空話,偽善言語
Shelley's friendship with Byron was rooted in their shared contempt for cant and hypocrisy. 雪萊和拜倫的友誼源於他們均蔑視假話空話和偽善行為。

special words used by a particular group of people such as thieves, lawyers, or priests, often in order to keep things secret

行話,黑話,隱語

can't

uk /kɑːnt/ us /kænt/

short form of cannot

cannot 的縮寫
Speak up! I can't hear you. 大聲點!我聽不見你說話。

often used to suggest that someone should do a particular thing, especially when it seems the obvious thing to do

(常用於建議應該做某事)難道不能
Can't you just take the dress back to the shop if it doesn't fit? 要是衣服不合身,你難道就不能把它退回店裡嗎?

More examples

  • I can't remember his name.
  • It can't have been much later than three.
  • I can't bear the sight of blood.
  • Can't you work a bit quicker?
  • I'm sorry, I can't lift this case.
  • I can't concentrate when you keep chattering all the time.
  • "I can't find my keys." "Have you checked in your jacket pockets?"
  • If I drink too much coffee, I can't sleep.
  • I can't afford to buy a house.
  • The hole is so deep you can't see the bottom.
  • You can't have too many extra examples.

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