Translation of "water" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun uk /ˈwɔː.tər/ us /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/

A1 [ U ] a clear liquid, without colour or taste, that falls from the sky as rain and is necessary for animal and plant life

a bottle/drink/glass of water 一瓶/份/杯水
bottled/mineral/tap water 瓶裝/礦泉/自來水
hot/cold water 熱/冷水
Can I have a drop of water in my whisky, please? 請在我的威士卡裡加一點水,好嗎?
Is there enough hot water for a bath? 這水洗澡夠不夠熱?
The human body is about 50 percent water. 人體約50%是水。

A2 [ U ] an area of water, such as the sea, a lake, or a swimming pool

The water's warm - are you coming in? 今天的水暖和多了——你來游泳嗎?
I don't like getting my head under (= in) water. 我喜歡游泳,但不喜歡把頭浸在水裡。
Dad, I swam a whole length of the pool under water (= with the whole head and body below the surface of the water)! 爸爸,我潛泳遊完了游泳池的一個全程!

[ U ] the level of an area of water

The river is difficult to cross during periods of high water.
waters [ plural ]

the area of sea near to and belonging to a particular country

St Lucia depends on its clean coastal waters for its income. 聖露西亞島靠的是它清潔的近海水域,因為它的很大部分收入都來自漁業和旅遊業。

the water contained in a particular lake, river, or part of the sea

In the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, oil rigs attract fish. 在墨西哥灣的淺海水域,石油鑽塔吸引了大量魚群,當然也吸引了漁民。

UK US water the liquid that surrounds a baby inside a pregnant woman's womb

At 3 a.m. her waters broke, and the baby was born soon after. 淩晨3點,她的羊水破了,嬰兒也很快就出生了。
the waters [ plural ]

water from a spring, especially when used in the past for drinking or swimming in, in order to improve the health

People used to come to this city to take (= drink or swim in) the waters. 人們過去常來這座城市享用這裡的泉水。
verb uk /ˈwɔː.tər/ us /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/

B2 [ T ] to pour water on to plants or the soil that they are growing in

I've asked my neighbour to water the plants while I'm away. 我已經請鄰居在我不在的時候幫忙給那些植物澆水了。

[ T ] to give an animal water to drink

The horses had been fed and watered. 已經給馬餵過飼料飲過水了。

C2 [ I ] If your mouth waters, it produces a lot of saliva, usually because you can see or smell some food that you would like to eat.

The smell of that bread is making my mouth water! 噢,那種麵包的香味令我直流口水!

[ I ] When your eyes water, they produce tears but not because you are unhappy.

How do you stop your eyes from watering when you're cutting up onions? 切洋蔥時你是如何使眼睛不流淚的?

Phrasal verb(s)

suffix uk / -wɔː.tər/ us / -wɑː.t̬ɚ/

used to form adjectives

freshwater fish 淡水魚
a saltwater lagoon 鹹水瀉湖

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