Translation of "it" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


pronoun uk /ɪt/ us /ɪt/

A1 used as the subject of a verb, or the object of a verb or preposition, to refer to a thing, animal, situation, or idea that has already been mentioned

"Where's my pen? It was on my desk a minute ago." "You left it by the phone." 「我的鋼筆在哪裡?剛才還在我的桌上。」「你放在電話旁了。」
The company was losing money and it had to let people go. 該公司在虧損,所以不得不裁員。
The argument was upsetting for us all - I don't want to talk about it. 那場爭論使我們大家都心煩——我不想再談論了。
Children who stay away from school do it for different reasons. 孩子翹課有各種原因。

A1 used as the subject or object of a verb to represent a phrase at the end of the sentence:

It's unlikely that she'll arrive on time.
It costs more if you travel before 9.00.
I liked it in Scotland.
I find it convenient to be able to do my banking by phone.

A2 used to talk about the time, date, weather, or distances:

What time is it?
It was October, so it was quite cold.
It rained all day.
It's ten miles to Leeds.
prefix uk /ɪt-/ us /ɪt-/ informal

used for describing things or people that are very fashionable, and everyone is interested in them, wants to have them, etc.

The design of this bag makes it the "it-bag" for this summer. 這款提包的設計使它成為了今夏的潮流。
noun [ U ] uk /ˌaɪˈtiː/ us /ˌaɪˈtiː/

A2 abbreviation for information technology


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

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