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

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go on

phrasal verb with go uk /ɡəʊ/ us /ɡoʊ/ verb present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone


B1 to happen

I'm sure we never hear about a lot of what goes on in government. 我肯定,政府內部發生的很多事情我們永遠也不會聽說。
This war has been going on for years. 這場戰爭已經持續好幾年了。

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  • He likes to know what's going on.
  • Hello, hello. What's going on here then?
  • The meeting was going on in the room next door.
  • The matches were going on simultaneously.
  • It's hard to know what goes on behind my back.


B1 to continue

繼續做; (做完一件事)接下來繼續做(另一件事)
Please go on with what you're doing and don't let us interrupt you. 請繼續做你的事情,不要因為我們而中斷。
[ + -ing verb ] We really can't go on living like this - we'll have to find a bigger house. 我們真的不能再這樣生活下去——我們必須要找間大些的房子。
If you go on (= continue behaving) like this, you won't have any friends left at all. 如果你繼續這樣,你一個朋友都留不住。

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to start operating

The spotlights go on automatically when an intruder is detected in the garden. 當探測到有人闖入花園時,聚光燈會自動打開。
When does the heating go on? 甚麼時候開始暖起來?

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B2 to start talking again after a pause

She paused to have a sip of coffee and then went on with her account of the accident. 她停下來又點了一支煙,然後繼續述說那次事故。
[ + speech ] "What I want more than anything else," he went on, "is a house in the country with a large garden for the children to play in." 「我最想要的。」他接著說,「是一座鄉村宅院,裡面有個大花園能讓孩子們在裡面玩。」

informal something that you say to encourage someone to say or do something

Go on, what happened next? 繼續說,接著又發生了甚麼呢?

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C2 to talk in an annoying way about something for a long time

He went on and on until I finally interrupted him and told him I had to go.
I just wish he'd stop going on about how brilliant his daughter is." "Yes, he does go on (a bit), doesn't he?" 「我真希望他不要再喋喋不休地說他女兒有多聰明。」「對,他是(有點兒)嘮叨,是不是?」
I wish you'd stop going on at me (= criticizing me repeatedly) about my haircut. 我希望你不要再沒完沒了地批評我的髮型了。

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used when encouraging someone to do something

Go on, have another drink. 來,再來一杯。
"I don't really feel like seeing a film tonight." "Oh go on. We haven't been to the cinema for ages." 「我今晚真的不想去看電影。」「哎呀,來吧。我們都好長時間沒去過電影院了。」

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informal something that you say in order to agree to do or allow something that you did not want to do or to allow before

"Are you sure you don't want another slice of cake?" "Oh go on then, but just a small one." 「你真的不想再吃一塊蛋糕了嗎?」「那好吧,但給我一塊小的。」


to continue or pass

Tomorrow will start cold but it should get warmer as the day goes on. 明天就開始冷了,但是隨著日子一天天過去,又會轉暖一些。
As the evening went on, it became clear that we should never have agreed to see each other again. 那個晚上,隨著時間一分分過去,我們都明白了,我們真不應該答應對方再次又見面的。


go on! mainly UK old-fashioned

used when you do not believe someone

(表示不相信)行了! 得了!

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