Translation of "literal" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


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

C2 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 will need to show more than just 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。
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A literal translation of a text is done by translating each word separately, without looking at how the words are used together in a phrase or sentence:

Her translation is too literal, resulting in unnatural-sounding 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。

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