Translation of "contact" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈkɒn.tækt/ us /ˈkɑːn.tækt/

contact noun (COMMUNICATION)

B1 [ U ] communication with someone, especially by speaking or writing to them regularly

"Have you been in contact with Andrew recently?" "Only by phone." 「你最近跟安德魯聯絡過嗎?」「只是打過電話。」
I'm still in contact with her - we write a couple of times a year. 我和她仍有聯繫——我們一年寫幾封信。
There isn't enough contact between teachers and parents. 老師和家長間聯繫不夠。
I've been busy at home and have hardly had any contact with the outside world. 我一直都在家裡忙,和外面的世界幾乎沒有甚麽聯繫。
I'd hate to lose contact with my college friends. 我不願和從前的校友失去聯繫。
She finally made contact with him in Italy. 她最終在義大利和他取得了聯繫。
Air traffic control lost radio contact with the pilot of the plane ten minutes before the accident. 事故發生前十分鐘,航空交通管制中心失去了和機師的無線電聯繫。
The school needs a contact number (= phone number, especially for emergencies) for parents during school hours. 學校希望有上課時間能聯繫到家長的電話號碼。

More examples

  • It concerns me that he hasn't been in contact.
  • She has denied her family and refuses to have any contact with them.
  • One of the minus points of working at home is not having social contact with colleagues.
  • For a few tense minutes, the astronauts lost radio contact with mission control.
  • After a few months' contact the monkeys become very tame.

contact noun (TOUCH)

C1 [ U ] the fact of two people or things touching each other

Don't let that glue come into contact with your skin. 別讓那種膠水黏到你的皮膚上。
Have you been in contact with (= touched or been very near) anyone with the disease? 你接觸過患這種病的人嗎?
He hates physical contact of any kind - he doesn't even like to shake your hand. 他討厭任何形式的身體接觸——甚至不願和人握手。

More examples

  • Many tribes became extinct when they came into contact with Western illnesses.
  • He's very shy and never makes eye contact.
  • It's possible to pass on the virus to others through physical contact.
  • The AIDS virus is spread through contact with blood and other body fluids.
  • Don't let the cloth come into contact with anything greasy.

contact noun (PERSON)

A2 [ C ] a person, especially someone in a high position, who can give you useful information or introductions that will help you at work or socially

I don't really know how she got the job, but I think her mother has contacts. 我不知道她到底怎麽得到這份工作的,不過我懷疑她母親有些門路。
He gave me the name of one of his contacts in a design firm, who offered me a job.
We're building up (= increasing the number of) our contacts in the business. 我們在業內逐漸建立起自己的人脈。

More examples

  • Do you have any contacts in journalism?
  • I have a contact within the Conservative government.
  • He is a useful contact for information on arms deals.
  • I am trying to make contacts within the party.
  • I don't have any local contacts.

contact noun (ELECTRICITY)

[ C ] a part in a circuit that makes the circuit complete when it touches another part


contactverb [ T ]

uk /ˈkɒn.tækt/ us /ˈkɑːn.tækt/

A2 to communicate with someone by calling or sending them a letter, email, etc.

I tried to contact him at his office, but he wasn't in. 我試著給他的辦公室打電話,但是他不在。
You can contact me on (US also at) (= speak to me using the phone) 388 9146. 你可以撥3889146和我聯繫。
Unless the money is paid, we will be contacting our legal department. 如果不歸還款項,我們馬上就和法律部門聯絡。

More examples

  • You can contact us by email or fax.
  • For more information about the job, please contact the personnel manager.
  • Discussion forums are a way of contacting people with similar interests from all over the world.
  • Should you ever need anything, please don't hesitate to contact me.
  • I've been trying to contact you all day.

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