Translation of "second" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] (TIME) 時間 uk us /ˈsek.ənd/

(abbreviation sec, s) a short unit of time which is equal to a sixtieth of a minute

There are sixty seconds in a minute. 1分鐘有60秒。
These computers process millions of instructions per second. 這些電腦每秒鐘處理幾百萬個指令。
The new system can trace a phone call in a fraction of a second. 新系統可以極快地查出來電號碼。

a very short period of time

"Come on, hurry up!" "I'll just/only be a second - I've got to lock the back door." 「快,跟上!」「等一下,我得把鎖後門。」
Have you got a second, Paul? I'd like to have a word with you. 你能抽出點時間嗎,保羅?我想和你說句話。
It won't take a second (= It will be very quick). 花不了多少時間。
Wait a couple of/a few seconds before trying again. 等一會兒再試。

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