Translation of "handful" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈhænd.fʊl/ us /ˈhænd.fʊl/

handful noun (AMOUNT)

[ C ] an amount of something that can be held in one hand

He pulled out a handful of coins from his pocket. 他從口袋裡掏出一把硬幣。

More examples

  • The coffee machine suddenly ejected a handful of coins.
  • I use two handfuls of pasta per person.
  • Add a large handful of chopped herbs.

handful noun (A FEW)

B2 [ S ] a small number of people or things

She invited all her friends to her party, but only a handful of them turned up. 她請了很多朋友參加她的派對,但只有少數幾個到場。

More examples

  • The government has blamed the protests on a handful of evildoers.
  • Only a handful of spectators turned up to watch the event.
  • The centre is staffed by a handful of volunteers.
  • He only knows a handful of different recipes.
  • There were only a handful of guests at the reception.

handful noun (DIFFICULT PERSON)

[ S ] a person, often a child, who is difficult to control

Her older son is fine but the little one is a bit of a handful. 她的大兒子很乖,但小兒子有點難管。

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