Translation of "er" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

See all translations

erexclamation

uk /ɜːr/ us /ɝː/

the sound that people often make when they pause in the middle of what they are saying or pause before they speak, often because they are deciding what to say

(表示猶豫、沈吟或思考)哦,嗯
"What time shall we meet this evening?" "Er, eight-ish?" 「我們今晚甚麽時候見面?」「哦,八點多?」
"Is he handsome?" "Er, well - he's got a nice friendly sort of face, though he's not exactly handsome." 「他英俊嗎?」「嗯,怎麽說呢——他長得很友善,但並不是很英俊。」

ERnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌiːˈɑːr/ us /ˌiːˈɑːr/

ER noun [ C usually singular ] (HOSPITAL)

US abbreviation for emergency room

急診室,急救室

ER noun [ C usually singular ] (THE QUEEN)

abbreviation for Elizabeth Regina: Queen Elizabeth II

伊莉莎白女王(指英國伊莉莎白二世)

-ersuffix

uk /r/ us //

-er suffix (PERFORMER)

also -or added to some verbs to form nouns that refer to people or things that do that particular activity

(加在某些動詞後構成名詞)做…的人,用於…的物
a singer (= a person who sings) 歌手
a swimmer (= a person who swims) 游泳者
a dishwasher (= a machine or person that washes dishes) 洗碗機;洗碗的人
an actor (= a person who acts) 演員

-er suffix (SPECIALIST)

added to the names of particular subjects to form nouns that refer to people who have knowledge about or are studying that subject

(加在特定學科名稱後,表示通曉或研究該學科的人)…家
a philosopher (= a person who knows about/studies philosophy) 哲學家
an astronomer (= a person who knows about/studies astronomy) 天文學家 -

-er suffix (FROM A PLACE)

added to the names of particular places to form nouns referring to people who come from those places

(加在特定的地名後構成名詞)來自(或住在) …地方的人
a Londoner (= a person who comes from London) 倫敦人
a northerner (= a person who comes from the north) 北方人

-er suffix (INVOLVED WITH)

added to nouns or adjectives to form nouns referring to people who are connected or involved with that particular thing

(加在名詞或形容詞後構成名詞)與…相關的人
a pensioner (= a person who receives a pension) 領養老金的人
first graders (= children who are in the first grade of an American school) 一年級學生

-er suffix (CHARACTERISTICS)

added to nouns to form nouns or adjectives referring to people or things that have those particular characteristics

(加在名詞後構成名詞或形容詞)有…特徵的人(或物)
a double-decker (= a bus with two decks) 雙層公車
a big-spender (= someone who spends a lot of money) 花錢揮霍的人

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