Translation of "left" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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leftadjective, adverb

uk /left/ us /left/

A2 on or towards the side of your body that is to the west when you are facing north

His left eye was heavily bandaged. 他的左眼被嚴嚴實實地包紮了起來。
Turn left at the lights. 在紅綠燈處左轉。

More examples

  • Turn left at the traffic lights, and you'll see the hospital straight ahead.
  • To divide by ten, move the decimal point one place to the left.
  • Our house is the third from the end on the left.
  • He has no sight in his left eye.
  • Hold your fork in your left hand and your knife in your right hand.


uk /left/ us /left/

left noun (DIRECTION)

A2 [ S ] the left side

First I'll introduce the speaker sitting on my left. 首先我來介紹一下坐在我左邊的發言者。
Take the first/second/third on the left. 請選左側第一/二/三個。
It's the street to the left of the hotel. 就是酒吧左側的那間商店。
US After the grocery store I made/took/informal hung a left (= turned into the next road on the left side). 過了雜貨店,我向左轉了個彎。

More examples

  • My house is on the left.
  • I sat to her left.
  • Take the road on the left.
  • The picture is lower on the left.
  • I moved quickly to the left.

left noun (POLITICS)

the left also the Left [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

More examples

  • The journal is broadly sympathetic with the left.
  • He has always been on the left of the party.
  • Parties of the left united to defeat the measure.
  • Her politics are of the left.
  • The left is generally sympathetic to their cause.

the political groups that believe wealth and power should be shared between all parts of society

The war is generally opposed on the left. 這場戰爭受到左派團體的普遍反對。


uk /left/ us /left/

past simple and past participle of leave



uk /left/ us /left/

relating to political groups that believe wealth and power should be shared between all parts of society

The left wing of the party is unhappy with the legislation. 黨內左派對此項立法表示不滿。

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