Translation of "spirit" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun (WAY OF FEELING) 感覺方式 uk us /ˈspɪr.ɪt/

[ 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

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 [ plural ]

the way a person is feeling

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 which a law, rule, etc. was created to strengthen, rather than the particular things it says you must or must not do

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

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

"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。」

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