Translation of "get on" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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get on

phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ us /ɡet/ verb present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten


B1 UK US also UK get along to have a good relationship

We're getting on much better now that we don't live together. 我們不住在一起,關係好多了。
He doesn't get on with his daughter. 他和女兒關係鬧得很僵。

More examples

  • We haven't been getting on recently.
  • It's important that you get on with your colleagues.
  • Do you get on with your brother?
  • They got on better when they were children.
  • He gets on with everyone.


B1 UK US also UK get along to manage or deal with a situation, especially successfully

How are you getting on in your new home? 你在新房子裡住得還好吧?
We're getting on quite well with the decorating. 我們的裝修進展不錯。

More examples

  • How are you getting on with your essay?
  • How are you getting on with your new car?
  • He seems to be getting on well in his new job.
  • How did you get on with the questions I set you?
  • I'll have to wait for the results to see how I got on with my exams.


B2 UK to continue doing something, especially work

I'll leave you to get on then, shall I? 我就交給你來繼續做,好不好?

More examples

  • I'd better not stop now, I need to get on.


be getting on informal

More examples

  • He must be getting on a bit now.
  • My dad would love to help but he's getting on a bit now.
  • I should think he's into his eighties by now - he's getting on.
  • You forget - I'm getting on. I'm not as young as I used to be.
  • I suppose they're getting on now and they've had various friends die.

to be getting old

He's getting on (a bit) - he'll be 76 next birthday. 他(有點)老了——下次再過生日就76歲了。


be getting on UK informal

If you say it's getting on, or time is getting on, you mean it is becoming late.

It's getting on - we'd better be going. 不早了——我們最好走吧。
getting on for UK US going on


He must be getting on for 80 now. 他現在一定快到80歲了。
It was getting on for midnight. 臨近午夜了。

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