Translation of "love" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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loveverb [ T ]

uk /lʌv/ us /lʌv/

love verb [ T ] (LIKE SOMEONE)

A1 to like another adult very much and be romantically and sexually attracted to them, or to have strong feelings of liking a friend or person in your family

爱,喜爱
I love you. 我爱你。
Last night he told me he loved me. 昨晚他告诉我说他爱我。
I've only ever loved one man. 我只爱过一个男人。
I'm sure he loves his kids. 我确信他爱他的孩子们。

More examples

  • You may love someone without necessarily wanting to marry them.
  • He said he would always love her .
  • I think Phil has to face the fact that she no longer loves him.
  • She faces the dilemma of disobeying her father or losing the man she loves.
  • When I tried to tell her that I loved her it just came out all wrong.

love verb [ T ] (LIKE SOMETHING)

A1 to like something very much

喜爱,喜欢
She loves animals. 她喜欢动物。
I absolutely love chocolate. 我特别爱吃巧克力。
He really loves his job. 他非常喜欢自己的工作。
[ + -ing verb ] I love skiing. 我喜欢滑雪。
Love it or hate it, reality TV is here to stay. 你喜欢也好,讨厌也罢,真人秀电视节目已成了一种气候。
would love

A2 used, often in requests, to say that you would very much like something

(常用于表示请求)想,想要
I'd love a cup of coffee if you're making one. 如果你在沏咖啡,我也想要一杯。
[ + to infinitive ] She would dearly love to start her own business. 她非常想开一家属于自己的公司。
UK I'd love you to come to dinner next week. 哪天我想请你来吃晚饭。
US I'd love for you to come to dinner next week. 我想请你今晚来吃晚饭。

More examples

  • We would dearly love to sell our flat and move to the country.
  • The kids love feeding bread to the ducks.
  • I love Fridays because I leave work early.
  • I've never been keen on classical music, but I love jazz.
  • I'd love to go to Australia. I only wish I could afford to.

lovenoun

uk /lʌv/ us /lʌv/

love noun (LIKING SOMEONE)

B1 [ U ] the feeling of liking another adult very much and being romantically and sexually attracted to them, or strong feelings of liking a friend or person in your family

爱;爱恋;爱情;热爱
"I've been seeing him over a year now." "Is it love?" “我和他交往一年多了。”“是恋爱吗?”
Children need to be shown lots of love. 对待孩子们需要表现出极大的关爱。
"I'm seeing Laura next week." "Oh, please give her my love" (= tell her I am thinking about her with affection). “下星期我要去看劳拉。”“喔,请代我向她问好。”
Maggie asked me to send her love to you and the kids (= tell you that she is thinking about you with affection).
informal How's your love life (= your romantic and/or sexual relationships) these days? 这些天你的感情生活怎么样?

B1 [ C ] a person that you love and feel attracted to

情人,恋人,爱人
He was the love of my life. 他是我一生的挚爱。
She was my first love. 她是我的初恋情人。

[ as form of address ] UK informal used as a friendly form of address

亲爱的
You look tired, love. 你看起来很累,亲爱的。
That'll be four pounds exactly, love. 正好4英镑,亲爱的。

A2 [ U ] informal also love from, all my love used before your name at the end of letters, cards, etc. to friends or family

(用于信尾署名前)爱你的
See you at Christmas. Love, Kate. 圣诞节见,爱你的凯特。
be in love

B1 to love someone in a romantic and sexual way

在恋爱,相爱
I'm in love for the first time and it's wonderful. 我是第一次谈恋爱,感觉非常奇妙。
They're still madly in love (with each other). 他们依然疯狂地爱着对方。
fall in love (with sb)

B1 to start to love someone romantically and sexually

爱上(某人),(与某人)相爱
I was 20 when I first fell in love. 我20岁的时候第一次谈恋爱。

More examples

  • Over the years, her love for him deepened.
  • He wrote her a poem as an expression of his love.
  • I give you this ring as a pledge of my everlasting love for you.
  • Her latest novel is a searing tale of love and hate.
  • She was torn between loyalty to her father and love for her husband .

love noun (LIKING SOMETHING)

B2 [ U ] strong liking for

喜爱,爱,喜欢
I don't share my boyfriend's love of cooking. 我不像男友那样喜欢体育。

B2 [ C ] something that you like very much

爱好,嗜好
Music is one of her greatest loves. 音乐是她最大的爱好之一。

More examples

  • She never hid her love of diamonds.
  • Food is my greatest love.
  • Opera was my first love.
  • I have a love of expensive clothes.
  • His love of gambling drove us apart.

love noun (TENNIS)

[ U ] (in tennis) the state of having no points

(网球赛中的)零分,未得分
The score now stands at 40–love. 目前的比分为40比0。

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