Translation of "lightly" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈlaɪ us /ˈlaɪ

lightly adverb (GENTLY)

B1 gently

She patted him lightly on the shoulder. 她輕輕地拍了拍他的肩膀。

C1 If food is lightly cooked, it is cooked for only a short time.

lightly cooked vegetables 燒得很嫩的蔬菜

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lightly adverb (NOT SERIOUSLY)

If you say something lightly, you are not serious when you say it.

"Anyway, it won't affect me because I'm leaving," she said lightly. 「不管怎麽說,這對我都沒甚麽影響,因為我就要走了。」她很輕鬆地說。
not do sth lightly

C2 If something is not said or treated lightly, it is said or treated in a serious way, after great thought.

Accusations like these from a top minister are not made lightly. 高級部長提出這樣的指控不可等閒視之。

lightly adverb (NOT SEVERELY)

get off lightly; let sb off lightly

to be punished or to punish someone less severely than might have been expected

I think he got off quite lightly considering it's his third driving offence. 這已經是他第三次違法駕駛了,我覺得對他罰得太輕了。

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