Translation of "past" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


adjective (TIME BEFORE) 以前 uk us /pɑːst/ US  /pæst/

[ before noun ] used to refer to a period of time before and until the present

The average temperature worldwide has risen by about one degree Fahrenheit in the past 100 years. 在過去的100年內,全世界的平均氣溫已上升了大約華氏一度。
I've been walking 3 miles a day for the past 30 years. 在過去的30年裡我每天都步行三英哩。
He was the fifth climber to die on these mountains over the past two days. 他是過去兩天內第五個死在這些山上的登山客。
In centuries/years past (= Many centuries/years ago) even visiting the next village was considered a long journey. 數個世紀/數年前,連到鄰村去都被視為一次長途跋涉。

[ before noun ] having happened or existed before now

I know from past experience that you can't judge someone by their appearance. 我憑以往的經驗知道不能以貌取人。
The Prime Minister's family have been instructed not to discuss his past life with the press. 首相的家人被吩咐不要和媒體談及他過去的生活。

[ after verb ] finished

I'm feeling much better now that the cold weather is past. 冷天過去了,我現在感覺好多了。

(Translation of “past adjective (TIME BEFORE)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)