Translation of "literal" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


adjective uk us /ˈlɪt.ər.əl/ US  /ˈlɪt̬.ɚ-/

The literal meaning of a word is its original, basic meaning

The literal meaning of 'television' is 'seeing from a distance'. television 的字面意思是“从远处看”。
You need to demonstrate to the examiners that you have more than a literal understanding of the text. 你需要向考官表明你对文本的理解没有仅仅停留在字面含义上。
Her translation is too literal (= done one word at a time), resulting in heavy, unnatural prose. 她的译文太拘泥于字面了,结果成了冗长而不自然的散文。
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(Translation of “literal” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)