Traducción de "matter" - Diccionario inglés-chino mandarín


noun uk /ˈmæt.ər/ us /ˈmæt̬.ɚ/

B2 [ C ] a situation or subject that is being dealt with or considered

Could I talk to you about a personal matter? 我能和你谈件私事吗?
Allen denied any knowledge of the matter. 阿洛伊斯否认对此事知情。
Please phone me back - it's a matter of some importance. 你能给我回电话吗——有比较重要的事。
Talking about the world's problems is one thing, but solving them is another matter altogether (= is completely different). 谈论世界所面临的问题是一回事,而解决它们却完全是另一回事。
matters [ plural ]

the situation being dealt with or being discussed

Her resignation is not going to help matters. 她的辞职无助于解决问题。
to make matters worse

B2 used to say that something has made a bad or difficult situation worse

Three of our players were ill, and to make matters worse, our main scorer had broken his ankle. 我们的3名队员病了,更糟的是,主要得分手摔断了脚踝。
be a matter of confidence, luck, waiting, etc.

C2 If something is a matter of confidence, luck, waiting, etc. that is all you need for it to happen.

Baking a cake isn't difficult - it's just a matter of following the recipe. 烤蛋糕并不难——只需照着烹饪指南做就行。
be no laughing matter

C2 to be very serious and not a situation that people should joke about

Being arrested by the police is no laughing matter. 被警方逮捕可不是开玩笑的事。
the matter A2 [ S ]

the reason for pain, worry, or a problem

What's the matter? Why are you crying? 怎么了?你为什么哭?
What's the matter with your hand? It's bleeding. 你的手怎么了?都流血了。
Is anything the matter? 有什么麻烦吗?
I don't know what the matter is with the car, but it won't start. 我不知道这车出了什么毛病,但就是发动不起来。

[ U ] physical substance in the universe

Some scientists believe that there is about ten times as much matter in the universe as astronomers have observed. 有些科学家认为,宇宙中的物质约有天文学家所观测到的10倍之多。

[ U ] a substance of a particular kind:

Most vegetable matter is compostable.
There's no waste matter left over.

C2 [ U ] a substance or things of a particular type

advertising/printed matter 广告材料/印刷品
Do you find the subject matter of the book (= the subject that the book deals with) interesting? 你觉得这本书的主题内容有趣吗?

C2 [ S ] used in expressions describing how small an amount or period of time is

The interview was over in a matter of minutes. 采访约几分钟就结束了。
She complained he had short-changed her, but it was only a matter of a few pence. 她说他少找她钱了,其实只差了几便士而已。
verb [ I ] uk /ˈmæt.ər/ us /ˈmæt̬.ɚ/

B2 to be important, or to affect what happens

We were late but it didn't seem to matter. 我们迟到了,不过看来不要紧。
"What did you say?" "Oh, it doesn't matter." “你说什么?”“哦,没什么要紧的。”
[ + question word ] It doesn't matter what you wear - just as long as you come. 只要你来,穿什么都没关系。
[ + that ] It didn't matter that our best player was injured after ten minutes - we still won. 我们最好的球员比赛开始10分钟就受伤了——但这无碍大局,我们还是赢了。
I know Charles doesn't think this project is important, but it matters to me. 我知道查尔斯并不看重这个项目,但它对我来说很重要。

(Traducción de "matter" de Diccionario Cambridge inglés-chino (simplificado) © Cambridge University Press)