Translation of "proper" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈprɒp.ər/ us /ˈprɑː.pɚ/

proper adjective (REAL)

B1 [ before noun ] real, satisfactory, suitable, or correct

This is Sara's first proper job - she usually does temporary work just for the money. 這是莎拉的第一份正式工作——她通常只是為了賺錢而打零工。
If you're going to walk long distances you need proper walking boots. 如果你要走那麼遠的路,就需要一雙合腳的健步鞋。
I would have done the job myself but I didn't have the proper equipment. 這工作我倒是想自己來,只是沒有合適的工具。
I've had sandwiches but I haven't eaten a proper meal. 我吃了三明治,但還沒有好好吃一頓飯。
She likes everything to be in its proper place. 她喜歡所有東西都各有其所,放置妥當。

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proper adjective (SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE)

showing standards of behaviour that are socially and morally acceptable

[ + to infinitive ] In those days it was considered not quite proper for young ladies to be seen talking to men in public. 在那個年代,年輕女子被人看見在公共場合與男子談話會被認為不成體統。
She was very proper, my grandmother - she'd never go out without wearing her hat and gloves. 我祖母非常講究儀表——出門時總要戴上帽子和手套。

proper adjective (MAIN)

[ after noun ] belonging to the main, most important, or typical part

It's a suburb of Los Angeles really - I wouldn't call it Los Angeles proper. 這實際上是曼徹斯特郊區——嚴格來講我不會稱它是曼徹斯特。

proper adjective (COMPLETE)

[ before noun ] UK informal complete

I've got myself into a proper mess! 我把自己搞得一團糟!


uk /ˈprɒp.ər/ us /ˈprɑː.pɚ/ UK not standard

sometimes used instead of the adverb "properly" to describe how someone speaks

合適地,得體地(有時代替副詞 properly,用於描述某人說話的方式)
She was an educated lady so she talked proper. 她是位有教養的女士,因此談吐很得體。

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