Translation of "early" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


adjective uk us /ˈɜː.li/ US  /ˈɝː-/ (earlier, earliest)

near the beginning of a period of time, or before the usual, expected or planned time

If you finish early you can go home. 如果能提前完成你就可以回家。
If you arrived earlier, you'd have more time. 如果早一點到,你就會有更多的時間。
I like being a little early for interviews. 每次去參加面試,我都喜歡提早一會兒到。
They scored two goals early (on) in the game. 他們在開賽不久就進了兩個球。
I hate having to get up early (in the morning). 我討厭(早晨)不得不早起。
I'm going to have an early night (= go to sleep before my usual time). 我要早點睡。
She was a poet living in the early fifteenth century. 她是一位生活在15世紀初期的詩人。
He learned to read at the early age of three. 他早在三歲時就學會認字了。
It's rather early to be sowing carrot seeds, isn't it? 現在種胡蘿蔔還太早,不是嗎?
Mercedes were pioneers during the early days/years of car manufacture. 賓士是早期汽車製造業的先驅品牌。
My earliest (= first) memory is of being shown around our new house. 我最初的記憶是被帶着看我們的新家。
These are some of my early (= first) attempts at sculpture. 這些是我最初嘗試雕塑創作時的一些習作。
Here's a dish I prepared earlier (= I made a short time ago). 這是我剛做好不久的一道菜。
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Early flowers and vegetables are ones that are ready before ordinary ones.

at the earliest

used after a date or time to show that something will not happen before then

I'm very busy, so I won't be with you till 4 o'clock at the earliest. 我太忙了,最早也得到四點才能跟你在一起。

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