Translation of "real" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /rɪəl/ us /ˈriː.əl/

real adjective (NOT IMAGINARY)

A2 existing in fact and not imaginary

Assuring the patient that she has a real and not imaginary problem is the first step. 使病人確信她真的有病,並非杯弓蛇影,這是對她進行治療的第一步。
There is a very real threat that he will lose his job. 他的確有失去工作的危險。
real earnings, income, etc.

the value of earnings, etc. after the effect of rising prices is considered

Wages rose by 2.9 percent last year, but real earnings still fell by 1.3 percent. 去年薪金增長了2.9%,但實際收入卻仍然下降了1.3%。
in real terms

after considering things that affect what a number or amount really means, such as the effect of rising prices

Average earnings rose 5 percent in real terms after deducting income tax. 在扣除收入所得稅等項之後,一個家庭男主人的收入實際增加了5%。

More examples

  • She has a real feel for language.
  • Was King Arthur a real or a legendary character?
  • Politicians these days are more interested in playing to the gallery than exercising real influence on world events.
  • Most modern kings and queens rule their countries only in a formal way, without real power.
  • The main political parties are merely shadow-boxing, instead of tackling the real economic problems facing this country.

real adjective (NOT FALSE)

A2 [ before noun ] being what it appears to be and not false

real leather/fur 真皮/真毛皮
Is that a toy gun or the real thing? 那是把玩具槍還是真槍?

[ before noun ] UK approving (especially of foods) produced using traditional methods and without artificial substances

The pub sells several kinds of real ale (= traditional beer). 那間酒吧供應好幾種正宗散裝啤酒。
for real B2 informal

real, not pretended

I thought it was just a drill but apparently it was for real. 我還以為是消防演習呢,但顯然是真的失火了。

More examples

  • You can always tell a real bow tie from one that clips on.
  • "Is that real fur on your collar?" "Certainly not - I only wear fake fur."
  • Those flowers aren't real - they're made of plastic.
  • George Orwell was a pseudonym - his real name was Eric Blair.
  • It turned out that he wasn't a real doctor at all - he was just a sham.

real adjective (IMPORTANT)

B2 [ before noun ] the most important; the main

The real difficulty was the language, because my children don't speak English. 真正的困難是語言問題,因為我的孩子們不會說英語。
Novelty value may be a part of it, but the real reason people like our paper is that it speaks the truth. 有創意或許是一個方面,但人們喜歡本報的最主要原因是它講真話。

More examples

  • Knowledge of languages is a real asset in this sort of work.
  • My one real vice is chocolate.
  • Creativity, ingenuity and flair are the songwriter's real talents.
  • The real disease affecting the country is inflation.
  • The proposal was dismissed as a diversionary tactic intended to distract attention from the real problems.

real adjective (VERY GREAT)

B2 [ before noun ] used to emphasize a noun

He's a real gentleman. 他是位地道的紳士。
She was a real help. 她真是個難得的好幫手。
It's a real nuisance. 真是麻煩透頂。

More examples

  • I get a real kick out of owning my own car.
  • She picked up some real bargains in the sale.
  • You were right about Pete - he's a real troublemaker.
  • You gave us a real scare when you fainted, you know.
  • It was a real culture shock to find herself in London after living on a small island.


uk /rɪəl/ us /ˈriː.əl/ mainly US informal


I like this homemade lemonade, it's real good! 我很喜歡喝這種自製檸檬水,真是太棒了!
It's real easy to do. 這真的很容易做。

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