Translation of "time" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun (MINUTES/DAYS/YEARS) 分/日/年 uk us /taɪm/

[ U ] that part of existence which is measured in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, etc., or this process considered as a whole

He wants to spend more time with his family. 他想多花時間陪家人。
Time passes so quickly when you're enjoying yourself. 玩得高興時,時間過得特別快。
She grew more and more fascinated by the subject as time went on/by. 隨著時間推移,她對這學科越來越著迷。
The curtains have faded over/with time (= as years have gone past). 年深日久,窗簾已經褪色了。
You'll forget her in time (= in the future). 你遲早會忘記她的。
Over the course of time (= as years have gone past), holes have formed in the rock. 隨著歲月的流逝,岩石上出現了洞眼。
I only worked there for a short period of time. 我只在那裡工作過一段短時間。
I'd like to visit them all but time is short (= there is little time left). 所有地方我都想參觀,可時間不夠。
all the time


I wish you'd stop criticizing me all the time. 我希望你別再沒完沒了地批評我。
waste time

to not make good use of the hours, etc. that you have available

If you'd got on with your work instead of wasting time chatting, you'd be finished by now. 如果你當時繼續工作而不是浪費時間去聊天,你現在已經完成任務了。
in no time (also in next to no time)

very quickly or very soon

The children ate their dinner in no time. 孩子們很快吃完了飯。
We'll be home in next to no time. 我們將立刻回家。
no time to lose

If you say there is or that you have no time to lose, it means that you must do quickly whatever it is that you want to do

Come on, there's no time to lose, we must get home before John finds out. 趕快,沒有時間耽擱了,我們必須在約翰發現之前趕到家。
for all time literary


I will love you for all time. 我會永遠愛你。
of all time

that has ever lived or existed

She's been called the greatest opera singer of all time. 她被稱為有史以來最偉大的歌劇演唱家。

(Translation of “time noun (MINUTES/DAYS/YEARS)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)