Translation of "plain" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /pleɪn/ us /pleɪn/

plain adjective (WITH NOTHING ADDED)

B1 not decorated in any way; with nothing added

She wore a plain black dress. 她穿著一件樸素的黑色連身裙。
We've chosen a plain carpet (= one without a pattern) and patterned curtains. 我們挑了一張沒有圖案的地毯和帶圖案的窗簾。
He prefers plain food - nothing too fancy. 他喜歡清淡簡單的食物——不喜歡太花巧講究的。
We're having plain blue walls in the dining room. 我們現在客廳裡的牆壁是純藍色的。
a catalogue sent in a plain brown envelope 用純褐色信封寄出的目錄
a plain style of architecture 簡樸的建築風格
plain yogurt (= with no added fruit or sugar) 原味酸乳酪
plain paper

paper that has no lines on it

a letter written on plain paper 用白紙寫的一封信

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plain adjective (CLEAR)

C2 obvious and clear to understand

It's quite plain that they don't want to speak to us. 很明顯,他們不想和我們說話。
The reason is perfectly plain. 原因很清楚。
I made it quite plain (that) (= explained clearly that) I wasn't interested. 我直截了當地表示我不感興趣。

plain adjective (COMPLETE)

[ before noun ] (used for emphasis) complete

It was plain stupidity on Richard's part. 理查愚蠢至極。

plain adjective (NOT BEAUTIFUL)

C2 (especially of a woman or girl) not beautiful

She had been a very plain child. 她小時候並不是個漂亮的孩子。
a plain Jane

a woman or girl who is not attractive

If she'd been a plain Jane, she wouldn't have had all the attention. 假使她像平凡的珍妮,她就不會成為大眾的焦點。


uk /pleɪn/ us /pleɪn/

plain noun (LAND)

[ C ] also plains [ plural ] a large area of flat land

the coastal plain 海邊的平原
High mountains rise above the plain. 高山從平原拔地而起。

plain noun (STITCH)

[ U ] a type of simple stitch in knitting

a row of plain and two rows of purl 一排平針兩排反針


uk /pleɪn/ us /pleɪn/ informal


I mean, taking the wrong equipment with you - that's just plain stupid. 我的意思是,你拿錯儀器簡直是愚蠢透頂。

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