Translation of "time" - English-Polish dictionary


noun uk /taɪm/ us

A2 Time is what we measure in minutes, hours, days, etc.

He wants to spend more time with his family.
Time seems to pass so slowly when you're unhappy.

A1 a particular point in the day or night

What time is it?
What time do you leave for school in the mornings?
Can you tell me the times of the trains to London, please?
it's time (for/to do sth)

used to say that something should happen or be done now

(najwyższy) czas (na coś / coś zrobić)
It's time to get up.
in (good) time

B1 early or at the right time

na czas, w porę
We arrived in time to catch the train.
on time

B1 not early or late

I got to school on time.
can tell the time

to be able to know what time it is by looking at a clock or watch

wiedzieć, która godzina
PERIOD [ no plural ]

A2 a period of minutes, hours, years, etc

czas, okres
I lived in Switzerland for a long time.
It takes time (= takes a long time) to make friends at a new school.
have time

B1 to have enough time to do something

mieć czas
Do you have time for a cup of coffee?
[ + to do sth ] I never have time to eat breakfast.
in no time

very soon

zaraz, wkrótce
We'll be home in no time.

A2 an occasion when something happens

Give me a call the next time you're in Seattle.
I can't remember the last time we went away.
How many times have you been to Germany?
at the same time

B1 If two things happen at the same time, they happen together.

w tym samym czasie , jednocześnie
We arrived at the same time.
one/two/six, etc at a time

one/two/six, etc on one occasion

po jednym , dwa, sześć itp. (na raz)
He carried the chairs, three at a time.
time after time

again and again on repeated occasions

za każdym razem , wciąż, ciągle
all the time

A2 very often

cały czas, wciąż, ciągle
"She's been late twice this week." "It happens all the time."

A2 during the whole of a period of time

(przez) cały czas
He was ill all the time we were in Spain.
three/eight/nine, etc times

B1 used to say how much bigger/better/worse, etc one thing is than another thing

trzy/osiem/dziewięć itp. razy
Ben earns three times more than me.
in a day's/two months', etc time

B1 a day/two months, etc from now

za dzień/dwa miesiące itp.
I have to go to the doctor again in a month's time.
at times


czasem, czasami
At times, I wish I didn't have to go to school.
for the time being

for now but not permanently

na razie
I'm living with my parents for the time being.

B2 a period of time in the past

Did you enjoy your time in Japan?
at one time

at a time in the past

At one time, you could drive without taking a driving test.
before sb's time

before someone was born

jak jeszcze kogoś nie było na świecie , zanim się ktoś urodził
from time to time

B2 sometimes, but not often

od czasu do czasu
I still see my ex-boyfriend from time to time.
RACE [ C ]

the amount of time that someone takes in a race

a winning time of three minutes

the time in a particular place

The plane arrives at 20.50, New York time.

(Translation of “time noun” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)