Translation of "fine" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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fine adjective (SATISFACTORY)

A1 [ after verb ] good or good enough; healthy and well

I felt terrible last night but I feel fine this morning. 我昨晚感覺很不舒服,但今天早上就好了。
The apartments are very small, which is fine for one person. 這些公寓很小,一個人住正合適。
"Are you all right?" "Everything's just fine, thanks." 「你沒事吧?」「我沒甚麼事,謝謝。」
"I'll come to your place at eight." "Fine. See you then." 「我八點到你家來。」「好的,到時見。」

More examples

  • To all outward appearances everything was fine, but under the surface the marriage was very shaky.
  • "Don't you worry about a thing. Everything's going to be just fine," smiled Robin reassuringly.
  • My diet would be fine if only I didn't have this weakness for sweet things.
  • I don't understand how he can say that everything's fine when it's so obvious that it's not.
  • Stop fiddling about with your hair - it looks fine.

fine adjective (EXCELLENT)

B2 excellent or much better than average

purveyors of fine wines and gourmet food 美酒佳餚的供應商
The world's finest collection of Impressionist paintings is housed in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. 巴黎奧塞美術館擁有世界上最棒的印象派畫作館藏。
This building is the finest example of its type. 這棟建築是同類建築中最傑出的代表。

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  • The painting is regarded as an exceptionally fine portrait.
  • The museum has a fine collection of valuable glass.
  • Jones made sure of his place in the side with three fine goals.
  • Some of the finest examples of woodcarving in Europe can be found in medieval churches.
  • She has a liking for fine wines.

fine adjective (THIN)

C2 very thin or in very small pieces or drops

The baby's head was covered in fine blond hair. 嬰兒的頭上長滿金色細髮。
The eruption had covered the town with a fine layer of ash. 火山爆發使整個鎮蓋上了一層細細的火山灰。
Apply a fine line of highlighter along the middle of your top lip. 用唇線筆沿著上唇的中線細細地畫上一道。
She has inherited her mother's fine (= delicate and beautiful) features. 這副清秀的面容是母親遺傳給她的。

fine adjective (EXACT)

C1 [ usually before noun ] very exact and delicate, or needing to be done, treated, or considered very carefully

I understood in general what she was talking about, but some of the finer details/points were beyond me. 我大致上理解她在說些甚麼,但是有一些具體的細節/問題沒有弄明白。

fine adjective (SUNNY)

B1 mainly UK sunny and dry

The forecast said it would be fine and dry today. 氣象預報說今天天氣晴朗乾燥。

fine adjective (BAD)

informal bad or not convenient

That's a fine (= very unpleasant) thing to say about your father after all he's done for you! 你的父親為你做了這一切之後,你居然說出這種混帳話來!
He picked a fine time to leave us. 在那個時候扔下我們走了,他可真會挑時間。

finenoun [ C ]

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B1 an amount of money that has to be paid as a punishment for not obeying a rule or law

The maximum penalty for the offence is a $1,000 fine. 違者最高可遭判罰1000美元。
If found guilty, he faces six months in jail and a heavy (= severe) fine. 如果被判有罪,等待他的將是六個月的監禁和巨額罰款。

More examples

  • I've just had to pay £10 for a parking fine.
  • He did not have to pay his speeding fine because he pleaded diplomatic immunity.
  • They're appealing to the High Court to reduce the prison sentence to a fine.
  • The judge said that the fine would serve as a warning to other motorists who drove without due care.
  • The librarian slapped a fine on him for returning the books late.

fineverb [ T ]

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B2 to charge someone an amount of money as a punishment for not obeying a rule or law

Drivers who exceed the speed limit can expect to be fined heavily. 超速駕車的司機將須繳付巨額罰款。
[ + two objects ] They fined him £100 for using threatening behaviour. 他因威脅恐嚇行為而被罰100美元。

More examples

  • He was fined for defacing library books.
  • She was fined for speeding last month.
  • The council has begun to fine drivers who park in the bus lanes.
  • The judge decided to fine him rather than impose a prison sentence.
  • He was fined for impersonating a police officer.


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B2 in a satisfactory way

"Will a loan of $500 be sufficient?" "That will suit me fine." 「借你500美元夠嗎?」「足夠了。」
It was working fine yesterday. 它昨天還好好的。

More examples

  • Work is going fine.
  • The TV seems to be working fine now.
  • Part-time work suits me fine.
  • A three-bedroom house would suit us fine.
  • A three-day week would suit me fine.

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