Translation of "character" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈkær.ək.tər/ us /ˈker.ək.tɚ/

character noun (QUALITY)

B1 [ C or U ] the particular combination of qualities in a person or place that makes them different from others

Politeness is traditionally part of the British character. 待人礼貌客气历来是英国人性格的一部分。
It would be very out of character (= not typical) of her to lie. 撒谎可不符合她的个性。
One of the joys of being a parent is watching the child's character develop. 为人父母的一大乐趣就是观察孩子的性格发展。
The idea was to modernize various aspects of the house without changing its essential character. 这个设想就是使房子各方面现代化而不改变它的基本特征。
It's not in his character to be (= he is not usually) jealous. 他不是个爱嫉妒的人。

B2 [ U ] qualities that are interesting and unusual

a hotel of character 独具特色的酒店
I'd prefer an old place with a bit of character. 我偏爱有特色的老地方。
Old books are said to give a room character. 据说旧书能使房间别具一格。
As people grow older, their faces acquire more character. 随着年龄的增长,人的脸上越来越具有个性。

[ U ] the quality of being determined and able to deal with difficult situations

She has such strength of character. 她个性很强。

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character noun (IN A STORY)

B1 [ C ] a person represented in a film, play, or story

The film revolves around three main characters. 电影围绕3位主角展开。
She had Mickey Mouse or some other cartoon/Disney character on her sweater. 她的毛衣上有米老鼠或另外其他的卡通/迪斯尼人物的图案。
He made his name as a character actor (= an actor who plays unusual and often humorous people). 他以性格演员着称。

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character noun (PERSON)

C2 [ C ] a person, especially when you are describing a particular quality that they have

She's a curious character - I don't really know what to think of her. 她真是个怪人——我真不知道该怎样评价她。
There were one or two strange-looking characters hanging around the bar. 有一两个样子奇怪的人在酒吧里转来转去。

C1 [ C ] informal someone whose behaviour is different from most people's, especially in a way that is interesting or funny

Ted's quite a character/a real character - he's 70 now and still riding that motorbike. 特德真是个有趣的人——现在都70岁了,还骑着那辆摩托车。

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character noun (MARK)

C1 [ C ] a letter, number, or other mark or sign used in writing or printing, or the space one of these takes

a string of characters (= a line of marks) 一串符号
The address was written in Chinese/Japanese characters (= systems of writing). 地址是用汉字/日文写的。
The computer screen on this laptop is 66 characters (= spaces) wide. 这台笔记本电脑的屏幕有66个字符宽。

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