Translation of "spirit" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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spiritnoun

uk /ˈspɪr.ɪt/ us /ˈspɪr.ət/

spirit noun (WAY OF FEELING)

B2 [ S or U ] a particular way of thinking, feeling, or behaving, especially a way that is typical of a particular group of people, an activity, a time, or a place

精神;(尤指特定人群、活動、時代或地方的)主導精神
The players have a very strong team spirit (= loyalty to each other). 隊員們有很強的團隊精神。
As rock musicians in the 1960s, they were very much part of the spirit of the age/times. 作爲20世紀60年代的搖滾音樂家,他們在很大程度上代表了當時的時代精神。
We acted in a spirit of cooperation. 我們遵循合作精神行事。
spirits B2 [ plural ]

the way a person is feeling

情緒;心境
I've been in high/low spirits (= feeling happy/sad) lately. 最近我情緒很好/不好。
Her spirits lifted/rose (= she felt happier) as she read the letter. 她看完信之後心情好了起來。
The negative reply dashed his spirits (= made him unhappy). 否定的答覆使得他情緒低落。
the spirit of a law, rule, etc.

the principle that a law, rule, etc. was created to make stronger, rather than the particular things it says you must or must not do

法律/規則等的實質(或精神)
They followed neither the spirit nor the letter of the law. 他們既不遵從法律的實質精神,也不理睬它的字面意義。
enter/get into the spirit

to show enthusiasm and enjoyment

全身心投入;積極熱情地參與
They went to the tennis club a few times but never really got into the spirit of it. 他們去了幾次網球俱樂部,但從未真正投身其中。
that's the spirit

used to approve or encourage someone's positive attitude (= way of thinking) or action

(用於表示贊同或鼓勵)這就對了,就應該這樣
"Come on, we can win this game." "That's the spirit." 「加把勁,我們能贏這場比賽。」「這就對了。」

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spirit noun (NOT BODY)

C1 [ U ] the characteristics of a person that are considered as being separate from the body, and that many religions believe continue to exist after the body dies

(獨立於肉體的)精神,靈魂;心靈
Although he's now living in America, I feel he's with me in spirit (= I feel he is present and is influencing me, in a way that is not physical). 雖然他現在生活在美國,但我感覺他和我心靈相通。

B2 [ C ] the form of a dead person, similar to a ghost, or the feeling that a dead person is present although you cannot see them

鬼魂,幽靈
an evil spirit 惡魔
The spirits of long-dead warriors seemed to haunt the area. 死去很久的武士的幽靈似乎經常在這個地區出沒。

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spirit noun (ENTHUSIASM)

[ U ] approving enthusiasm, energy, or courage

熱情;活力;勇氣
The orchestra performed The Rite of Spring with great spirit. 管弦樂團以激昂的熱情演奏了《春之祭》。
The torture failed to break the prisoner's spirit. 嚴刑拷打未能摧垮囚犯的意志。

spirit noun (ALCOHOL)

C1 [ C or U ] a strong alcoholic drink

烈酒
Vodka is a type of spirit. 伏特加是一種烈酒。
Spirits are more expensive than beer, but they get you drunk faster. 烈酒比啤酒要貴,但能很快把人灌醉。

[ U ] Some types of spirit are alcoholic liquids used especially for cleaning, mixing with paint, etc.

(尤用於清潔、混合油漆等的)工業酒精,酒精溶液
Thin the paint with white spirit. 用石油溶劑油稀釋油漆。

spiritverb

uk /ˈspɪr.ɪt/ us /ˈspɪr.ət/
spirit sb/sth away, off, out, etc.

to move someone or something out of or away from a place secretly

偷偷帶走;神不知鬼不覺地弄走
Somehow the prisoners managed to spirit news out to the world outside. 囚犯們不知用甚麽辦法把消息送出了監獄。

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