Translation of "direction" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /daɪˈrek.ʃən/ /dɪˈrek.ʃən/ us /daɪˈrek.ʃən/ /dɪˈrek.ʃən/

direction noun (POSITION)

B1 [ C ] the position towards which someone or something moves or faces

"No, go that way," I said, pointing in the opposite direction. “不对,往那边走,”我一边说一边指着相反的方向。
He was going in the direction of the bedroom. 他正朝着卧室走去。
They drove away in opposite directions. 他们朝相反的方向驶去。
directions A2 [ plural ]

More examples

  • I think the sensible thing to do is phone before you go and ask for directions.
  • Why don't you just stop somewhere and ask for directions?
  • You gave us very clear directions.
  • I gave her very explicit directions how to get here.
  • He gave me directions to his house, but I found them rather confusing.

instructions that you give to someone about how to find a particular place

Can you give me directions to your house? 你能告诉我去你家怎么走吗?
"Did you have any trouble finding the theatre?" "No, your directions were excellent." “那个戏院好找吗?”“好找,你告诉我的路线非常清楚。”
sb's direction

B2 the area or position that someone is in

She keeps looking in my direction. 她一直朝我这边看。
sense of direction

B2 the ability to find places or to know which direction to go

a good sense of direction 很强的方向感
Which way is it? - I have no/a lousy sense of direction! 该走哪条路?——我没有一点方向感/我的方向感极差!

More examples

  • We felt the plane bank steeply as it changed direction.
  • Why will supermarket trolleys never move in the direction that you push them in?
  • I was waving my hand madly but he never once looked in my direction.
  • When he asked where the children were, she gestured vaguely in the direction of the beach.
  • From the top, we could see for miles in every direction.

direction noun (CONTROL)

C1 [ U ] control or instruction

The project was under the direction of a well-known academic. 这项工程是在一位著名学者的指导下进行的。
directions C1 [ plural ]

information or orders telling you what to do

I couldn't understand the directions on the packet. 我看不懂包装盒上的说明。
He will be giving/issuing directions to judges on sentencing in the next few days. 过几天他要向法官发布审理说明。


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