Translation of "original" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /əˈrɪdʒ.ən.əl/ us /əˈrɪdʒ.ən.əl/

original adjective (FIRST MADE)

B1 [ usually before noun ] existing since the beginning, or being the earliest form of something

Is this the original fireplace? 这是原先的壁炉吗?
The gardens have recently been restored to their original glory. 这些园林最近恢复了原先的辉煌。

B2 [ usually before noun ] An original piece of work, such as a painting, etc. is produced by the artist and not a copy.

an original drawing/manuscript 原画/稿
Is this an original Rembrandt? (= Was it painted by him?) 这是伦勃朗的原作吗?

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original adjective (DIFFERENT)

B1 approving not the same as anything or anyone else and therefore special and interesting

original ideas/suggestions/work 新颖的观点/独到的建议/独创性的工作成果
She's a highly original young designer. 她是个很有创意的年轻设计师。

originalnoun [ C ]

uk /əˈrɪdʒ.ən.əl/ us /əˈrɪdʒ.ən.əl/

B2 the first one made and not a copy

Can you give me the original of your report? I can't read this copy. 能把你报告的原件给我吗?我看不清这份复印件。

B2 a piece of work by a famous artist or designer and not a copy by someone else

If the painting is an original, it will be very valuable. 如果这幅画是原作,会非常值钱。
in the original

If you read something in the original, you read it in the language in which it was first written.


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