Translation of "let" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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letverb

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

讓;允許;准許
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

任由
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。

More examples

  • They agreed to let us live there rent-free.
  • It isn't hygienic to let the cat sit on the dining table.
  • We were asked to show some identification before the security guards would let us in.
  • The dog's scratching at the door - shall I let him in?
  • Kyle's mom lets him stay up late on the weekends.

let verb (SUGGEST)

let's also formal let us

More examples

  • None of us has much money so let's combine what we've got.
  • Now let's hear from Sue at our travel desk.
  • I don't want to talk about it anymore - let's drop the subject.
  • I know - let's go to the beach!
  • Stop shouting and let's discuss this reasonably.

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

(表示建議或請求)讓我們
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

租出去,出租
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。

letadverb

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

(用於否定句後表示強調)當然不會,更不用說
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。

letnoun

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

(網球等運動專案的)發球擦網,發球觸網

let noun (LAW)

without let or hindrance specialized

without being prevented from doing something

無障礙地,自由地
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

出租,租賃
a five-year let on a flat 為期五年的公寓租賃

-letsuffix

uk / -lət/ us / -lət/

small, not very important

小的(小的,不很重要的)
piglet 小豬

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