Translation of "suppose" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /səˈpəʊz/ us /səˈpoʊz/

suppose verb (THINK LIKELY)

A2 [ T ] to think that something is likely to be true

[ + (that) ] Dan didn't answer his phone, so I suppose (that) he's busy. 我给丹打电话,但是没人接,所以我想他应该是出门了。
He found it a lot more difficult to get a job than he supposed it would be. 他发现找工作比他想象的要难多了。
[ + (that) ] Do you suppose (that) Gillian will marry him? 你认为吉莉恩会嫁给他吗?
It is widely supposed (that) the CEO will be forced to resign. 很多人都猜测首相会被迫辞职。
[ + to infinitive ] We all supposed him to be German, but in fact he was Swiss. 我们都以为他是德国人,可事实上他是瑞士人。
Her new book is supposed to be (= generally people think it is) very good. 大多数人都认为她的新书写得很好。

[ + (that) ] used to show that you think something is true, although you wish that it were not

I suppose (that) all the tickets will be sold by now. 我想现在所有的票恐怕都已经卖完了。

[ + (that) ] used when you are annoyed

I suppose (that) you're going to be late again. 我看你又要迟到了。
I suppose (that) you think that's funny. Well, I certainly don't. 我想你会认为这很有趣。但我一点儿也不这么认为。

B1 used to show unwillingness to agree

"Can I go out tonight?" "Oh, I suppose so." “我今晚能出去吗?”“哦,行吧。”
[ + (that) ] I don't agree with it, but I suppose (that) it's for the best. 我对此并不赞同,但我想这也是出于好意。

[ + (that) ] used in making polite requests

I don't suppose (that) you could lend me £5 till tomorrow? 您现在能借给我5英镑吗?

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suppose verb (NEED)

[ T ] formal to expect and need

Investment of this kind supposes (= would not be possible without) an increase in the company's profits this year. 公司今年的利润要有增长才能进行这样的投资。
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uk /səˈpəʊz/ us /səˈpoʊz/ also supposing

C1 used at the beginning of a sentence or clause to mean 'what would happen if'

Suppose we miss the train - what will we do then? 假设我们错过了火车——那我们该怎么办?
We'd love to come and see you on Saturday, supposing (= if) I don't have to work that day. 如果我星期六不用上班的话,我们会来看你。

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