Translation of "let" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /let/ us /let/ present participle letting, past tense and past participle let

let verb (ALLOW)

B1 [ T + infinitive without to ] to allow something to happen or someone to do something by not doing anything to stop an action or by giving your permission

She wanted to go but her parents wouldn't let her. 她想走,但父母不讓。
He decided to let his hair grow long. 他決定把頭髮留起來。
Let your shoes dry completely before putting them on. 讓鞋子乾透以後再穿。
I'm letting you stay up late, just this once. 我允許你開夜車,但僅此一次。
Don't let it worry you. 不要讓它惹你心煩。
If he needs money, let him (= he should) earn it! 如果他需要錢,就讓他去賺吧!

[ T + obj + infinitive without to , not in past tenses ] used to show that you accept what is going to happen, although you do not like it

Let it rain - it won't spoil our afternoon. 隨它下吧——下雨不會影響我們下午的活動。

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let verb (SUGGEST)

let's also formal let us

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A2 used to express a suggestion or request that includes you and the other person or people

Let's go out to dinner. 我們出去吃晚飯吧。
Let us consider all the possibilities. 讓我們來考慮一下各種可能性吧。
Let's not (UK also don't let's) argue. 我們別爭了。

let verb (RENT)

[ T ] mainly UK US usually rent to allow your house or land to be lived in or used by someone else in exchange for a regular payment

They are letting their house (out) for the summer. 他們準備夏天把房子租出去。
He's let his flat to a young couple. 他把公寓房租給了一對年輕夫婦。
She has a room to let in her house. 她的房子裡有一個房間要出租。


uk /let/ us /let/
let alone

C1 used after a negative statement to emphasize how unlikely a situation is because something much more likely has never happened

Some people never even read a newspaper, let alone a book. 有些人從不看報紙,更不用說讀書了。


uk /let/ us /let/

let noun (SPORT)

sports [ C ] (in tennis or similar games) a situation in which the ball touches the net as it crosses it, so that you have to play the point again


let noun (LAW)

without let or hindrance specialized

without being prevented from doing something

People will be able to travel from country to country without let or hindrance. 人們將能夠在各國之間自由往來。

let noun (RENT)

[ C ] UK the act of allowing someone to use your house, land, etc. in exchange for regular payments

a five-year let on a flat 為期五年的公寓租賃


uk / -lət/ us / -lət/

small, not very important

piglet 小豬

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