Translation of "black" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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blackadjective

us uk /blæk/

black adjective (COLOUR)

A1 having the darkest colour there is, like the colour of coal or of a very dark night

黑色的;黑的
black shoes 黑色的鞋子

More examples

  • There's a large black community living in this area.
  • The armed forces are now giving positive encouragement to applications from Asians and black people.
  • The police had to fend off allegations of institutional racism after a black suspect was beaten by four white police officers.
  • Britain is a multi-ethnic society, with many black and Asian people.
  • He had a black mother and a white father.

black adjective (PEOPLE)

A2 also Black relating or belonging to people with black or dark brown skin, especially people who live in Africa or whose family originally came from Africa

黑种人的;黑人的
black culture 黑人文化
Black Americans 美国黑人

More examples

  • I wanted a simple black dress, nothing fancy.
  • I heard a loud bang and then saw black smoke.
  • The zebra is a wild African horse with black and white stripes.
  • When you fill in the form, please write clearly in black ink.
  • Amalie was dressed completely in black, right down to black lipstick and a black earring.

black adjective (BAD)

without hope

无希望的
The future looked black. 未来希望渺茫。

literary bad or evil

坏的,邪恶的
a black-hearted villain 一个黑心肠的恶棍

blacknoun

us uk /blæk/

black noun (COLOUR)

A2 [ U ] the colour of coal or of the sky on a very dark night

黑色的;黑的
She often dresses in black (= in black clothes). 她经常穿黑衣服。
black and white

Black and white photography has no colours except black, white, and grey.

(照片)黑白的
The old newsreels were filmed in black and white. 老的新闻短片是用黑白胶片拍的。
a black and white photo 黑白照片

black noun (PEOPLE)

also Black [ C ] offensive a black person

黑人

blackverb [ T ]

us uk /blæk/

black verb [ T ] (MAKE DARK)

to put a black substance on something or to make something black

使…变成黑色
The soldiers used to black their faces. 突击队员们涂黑了脸。

black verb [ T ] (AVOID)

UK If a trade union or other organization blacks goods or people, it refuses to handle or work with them.

(工会)对(货物或人)抵制;拒绝(同某人工作)

Phrasal verb(s)

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