Translation of "water" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun uk us /ˈwɔː.tər/ US  /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/

[ U ] a clear liquid, without colour or taste, which 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 whiskey, please? 請在我的威士卡裡加一點水,好嗎?
Is the water hot enough for a bath? 這水洗澡夠不夠熱?
The human body is about 50% water. 人體約50%是水。

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

The water's much warmer today - are you coming for a swim? 今天的水暖和多了——你來游泳嗎?
I like swimming but 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

High water this morning at Portsmouth is at 11.17 a.m. 樸茨茅斯港今天的高水位出現在上午11時17分。
waters [ plural ]

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

St Lucia depends on its clean coastal waters because fishing and tourism provide much of 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 section of sea

In the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, oil rigs attract shoals of fish, and fishermen too. 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 ] old use

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

People used to come to this city to take (= drink and swim in) the waters. 人們過去常來這座城市享用這裡的泉水。

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