Translation of "letter" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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letternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlet.ər/ us /ˈlet̬.ɚ/

letter noun [ C ] (MESSAGE)

A1 a written message from one person to another, usually put in an envelope and sent by post

I got a letter from the bank this morning. 今天早晨我收到了一封銀行的來函。

More examples

  • He read her letter aloud to the rest of the family.
  • I folded the letter in half and put it in an envelope.
  • We try to answer readers' letters as promptly as we can.
  • In those days people used to write a lot more letters.
  • I had a lovely, long, chatty letter from my friend this morning.

letter noun [ C ] (SYMBOL)

A2 any of the set of symbols used to write a language, representing a sound in the language

the letter D 字母D
the letter of the law formal

the exact words of the law and not its more important general meaning


More examples

  • What letter does it start with?
  • How many letters are there in the alphabet?
  • Z is the last letter of the alphabet.
  • Our names all start with the letter P.
  • Letter S is the longest letter in the English dictionary.


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