Translation of "fancy" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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fancy verb (LIKE)

B1 [ T ] UK to want to have or do something

Do you fancy a drink this evening? 你今晚想喝一杯嗎?
[ + -ing verb ] I didn't fancy swimming in that water. 我不想在那水裡游泳。

B2 [ T ] UK informal to be sexually attracted to someone

He could tell she fancied him. 他看得出她喜歡他。
fancy yourself UK disapproving

to think you are very attractive or important

That Dave really fancies himself, doesn't he? 那個戴夫挺自命不凡的,是吧?

More examples

  • Do you fancy coming on a day trip to Bath next Saturday?
  • Do you fancy going out for a meal after work?
  • What shall we do foodwise - do you fancy going out to eat?
  • I thought he fancied me, but I'd completely misread the signals.
  • She knew he fancied her, but preferred to keep their relationship platonic.

fancy verb (IMAGINE)

[ I or T ] UK to imagine or think that something is so

He fancies himself as a bit of a singer. 他認為自己多少是個歌手。
[ + to infinitive ] Who do you fancy to win the Cup this year? 你認為今年誰會贏得杯賽?
[ + (that) ] literary I fancied (that) I saw something moving in the corner. 我想我看見角落裡有東西在動。
old-fashioned This isn't the first time this has happened, I fancy. 我想,這不是第一次發生這種事了。
fancy! C2 old-fashioned

an expression of surprise

Fancy seeing you here!
"They have eight children." "Fancy that (= how surprising)!" 「他們有八個孩子。」「真想不到啊!」


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fancy adjective (DECORATIVE)

decorative or complicated

I wanted a simple black dress, nothing fancy. 我想要一件簡潔的黑色禮服,不要花哨的東西。
The decorations were a little too fancy for my tastes. 這種裝飾風格過於繁複,不合我的喜好。
fancy cakes 花式蛋糕

fancy adjective (EXPENSIVE)

informal expensive

We stayed in a fancy hotel near the Champs-Élysées. 我們住在香榭麗舍大道附近一家豪華的飯店裡。
a fancy restaurant 豪華餐廳


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passing fancy

something that you like very much for a short period

But for me, parachuting was no passing fancy. 但是對我來說,跳傘可不是一時的興趣。
take a fancy to sth/sb

to start liking something or someone very much

Laura's taken a fancy to Japanese food. 蘿拉喜歡上日本料理。
take/tickle your fancy informal US strike your fancy

If something takes/tickles your fancy, you like it and want to have or do it.

I looked in a lot of clothes shops but nothing really tickled my fancy. 我逛了很多服裝店,但沒甚麼衣服讓我中意。
She has enough money to buy anything that strikes her fancy.

fancy noun (IMAGINATION)

[ U ] literary the imagination


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