Translation of "fair" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /feər/ us /fer/

fair adjective (RIGHT)

B1 treating someone in a way that is right or reasonable, or treating a group of people equally and not allowing personal opinions to influence your judgment

a fair trial 公正的审判
Why should I have to do all the cleaning? It's not fair! 为什么我要做所有的打扫工作?这不公平!
It's not fair on Joe (= it is not right) to make him do all the work! 所有的工作都让乔做,这对他不公平!
It's not fair that she's allowed to go and I'm not! 允许她去,却不许我去,这不公平!
It's not fair to blame me for everything! 把一切都怪在我头上,这不公平!
She's scrupulously fair with all her employees (= she treats them all equally). 她对所有的员工都一视同仁。
UK She claims her article was a fair comment on (= a reasonable thing to say about) a matter of public interest. 她声称她的文章是对公众利益问题提出的公正合理的意见。
He offered to do all the cleaning if I did all the cooking, which seemed like a fair (= reasonable) deal. 他提议如果我做饭,他就打扫卫生,这似乎挺公平合理的。

B1 If something is fair, it is reasonable and is what you expect or deserve.

I thought it was a fair price that she was offering. 我觉得她的报价是合理的。
I'm willing to do my fair (= equal) share of the work. 我愿意做我应该承担的那份工作。
All the workers want is a fair wage for the work that they do. 工人们想要的只是对他们的工作来说合理的报酬。

If a game or competition is fair, it is done according to the rules.

It was a fair fight. 这是一场公平的拳击赛。
it's only fair

it is the right way to treat someone and what they deserve

I think it's only fair to tell you that we have had over 300 applications for this job. 我认为应该告诉你一声,已经有300多人应聘这份工作了。
it's fair to say

it is true to say

I think it's fair to say (that) you've done less of the work than I have. 我觉得说你工作干得比我少是合乎实情的。
to be fair

considering everything that has an effect on a situation, so that a fair judgment can be made

He's done the job badly but, to be fair, I gave him very little time to do it. 他工作干得很糟糕,但是说句公道话,我给他的时间非常少。
fair enough B2 UK informal

something you say to show that you understand why someone has done or said something

"I'm just annoyed with him because he's behaved so badly." "Fair enough." “令我感到不快的是他太没礼貌了。”“说得没错。”
fair's fair UK also fair dos informal

something that you say when you want someone to behave reasonably or treat you the same as other people

Come on, it's my turn. Fair's fair! 得了吧,轮到我了。公正一点!
a fair hearing

an opportunity to explain something or give your opinions, without other people trying to influence the situation

He didn't think that he got a fair hearing in court. 他觉得在法庭上没有得到公正的申辩机会。
fair and square

in an honest way and without any doubt

We won the match fair and square. 这场比赛我们赢得光明正大。

UK US squarely If you hit someone fair and square on a particular part of their body, you hit that person hard, exactly on that part.

He hit me fair and square on the nose. 他不偏不倚正打中我的鼻子。

More examples

fair adjective (PALE)

A2 (of skin) pale, or (of hair) pale yellow or gold

She's got fair hair and blue eyes. 她金发碧眼。
a fair complexion 白皙的肤色
My sister has dark hair but my brother's fair (= he has fair hair). 我姐姐是黑发,哥哥是金发。
He's fair-haired. 他有一头浅色头发。
All my family are fair-skinned. 我们全家人皮肤都很白。

fair adjective (QUITE LARGE)

C2 [ before noun ] quite large

We've had a fair amount of rain this week. 这周我们这里下了不少雨。
We've had a fair number of applicants. 我们已经有相当多的求职者。
It's a fair-sized garden. 这是一座不小的花园。
We've come a long way, but there's still a fair way (= quite a long distance) to go. 我们已经走了很长的路,但是还要走很久。

fair adjective (AVERAGE)

C2 [ after verb ] neither very good nor very bad

Films are rated on a scale of poor, fair, good and excellent. 影片被评为优、良、中、差四等。
I was fair at science but it was never my thing. 我理科成绩还算过得去,但我从来都不喜欢理科。

fair adjective (QUITE GOOD)

[ before noun ] (of an idea, guess, or chance) good, but not excellent

I think I've got a fair idea of (= I understand reasonably well) what you want. 我想我很了解你想要什么了。
She's got a fair chance of winning (= there is a reasonable chance that she will win). 她获胜的可能性相当大。

fair adjective (WEATHER)

(of weather) pleasant and dry

Fair weather was forecast for the following day. 预报说次日天晴。

fair adjective (BEAUTIFUL)

old use or literary (of a woman) beautiful

a fair maiden 美丽的少女

fairnoun [ C ]

uk /feər/ us /fer/

a large public event where goods are bought and sold, usually from tables that have been specially arranged for the event, and where there is often entertainment

I bought a wooden salad bowl at the local craft fair. 我在当地的手工艺品集市上买了个木制色拉碗。

B1 UK also funfair, US also carnival an outside event where you can ride on large machines for pleasure and play games to win prizes


C1 a large show at which people who work in a particular industry meet, and sell and advertise their products

a book/antiques/toy fair 书展/古玩交易会/玩具展销会
a trade fair 商品交易会

a public event in the countryside where farm animals and farm products are sold

US a county/state fair 县/州农畜产品集市
UK a cattle/agricultural fair 牲畜/农产品集市

UK also fete a public event, often held outside, where you can take part in competitions and buy small things and food, often organized to collect money for a particular purpose

the school fair

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