Translation of "capital" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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capitalnoun

uk /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl/ us /ˈkæp.ə.t̬əl/

capital noun (CITY)

A2 [ C ] a city that is the centre of government of a country or smaller political area

首都;首府;省會
Australia's capital city is Canberra. 澳大利亞的首都是坎培拉。

[ C ] the most important place for a particular business or activity

(某行業或活動的)中心
London used to be the financial capital of the world. 倫敦曾是世界金融中心。

More examples

  • In defiance of the ceasefire, rebel troops are again firing on the capital.
  • Fighting around the capital has intensified in the last few hours.
  • More people live in the capital than in the whole of the rest of the country.
  • There is strong support here for the tough economic reforms ordained in the federal capital, Prague.

capital noun (LETTER)

A2 [ C ] also capital letter a letter of the alphabet in the form and larger size that is used at the beginning of sentences and names

大寫字母
Please print your name in capitals.
A proper noun should start with a capital.

More examples

  • Names always start with capitals.
  • If you write your emails in capitals, it looks as though you are shouting.
  • The company's trademark is written in capitals.
  • If the text is in capitals, it is difficult to read.
  • For some reason, she always writes in capitals.
  • It's considered rude to use capital letters in an email because it looks like YOU ARE SHOUTING.
  • The poet e. e. cummings wrote his name with small letters, not capital letters.
  • Don't forget to put a capital letter on a proper name, like the name of a place or person.
  • Every sentence should begin with a capital letter.
  • Romantic, written with a capital letter, refers to a specific movement in art and literature.

capital noun (MONEY)

[ U ] money and possessions, especially a large amount of money used for producing more wealth or for starting a new business

資本,資金;本錢
She leaves her capital untouched in the bank and lives off the interest. 她不動用銀行裡的本金,靠利息生活。
We put $20,000 capital into the business, but we're unlikely to see any return for a few years. 我們在生意上投入了兩萬英鎊,但很可能在幾年內都看不到任何回報。

More examples

  • The central bank has announced controls on capital outflows.
  • I want to start my own business if I can raise the capital.
  • We're only a small business and don't have the capital to compete with the big boys.
  • They'll need to raise £1 million in venture capital if they're to get the business off the ground.
  • She leaves her capital untouched in the bank and lives off the interest.

capital noun (COLUMN)

[ C ] specialized architecture the top part of a column

柱頭,柱冠,柱頂

capitaladjective

uk /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl/ us /ˈkæp.ə.t̬əl/

capital adjective (LETTER)

(of a letter of the alphabet) in the form and larger size that is used at the beginning of sentences and names

大寫字母
Do you write "calvinist" with a capital "C" or not? 你寫 calvinist 時將 C 大寫嗎?

capital adjective (DEATH)

capital crime/offence

a crime that can be punished by death

死罪
In some countries, importing drugs is a capital offence. 在某些國家,攜帶毒品入境是死罪。

capital adjective (EXCELLENT)

UK old-fashioned very good or excellent

很棒的,極好的
That's a capital idea! 那主意好極了!

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