Translation of "air" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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air noun (GAS)

A2 [ U ] the mixture of gases that surrounds the earth and that we breathe

I went outside to get some fresh air. 我到室外呼吸一下新鮮空氣。
You should put some air in your tyres - they look flat to me. 你該給這些輪胎打氣了——它們看上去都像泄了氣似的。
the air B2 [ S ]

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the space above the ground, especially high above the ground

The air was filled with the scent of roses. 空氣中瀰漫著玫瑰的芳香。
Throw your gun down and put your hands in the air. 扔掉槍,舉起手來。
The police fired into the air to clear the demonstrators from the streets. 員警向天開槍以驅散街上的示威者。

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air noun (AIRCRAFT)

A2 [ U ] travel in an aircraft

I don't travel much by air. 我不常坐飛機。
an air crash/disaster 飛機失事/空難
air travel 乘飛機旅行

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air noun (MANNER)

C2 [ S ] manner or appearance

She has an air of confidence about her. 她一副自信的樣子。

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air noun (BROADCAST)

be on/off (the) air

C1 If a programme or a person is on/off (the) air, they are/are not broadcasting on radio or television.

The radio station is on air from 6 a.m. 廣播電台早上六點開始播音。
As soon as the war started, any broadcasts with a military theme were taken off the air. 戰爭一爆發,所有有關軍事主題的節目都停止播出了。

air noun (TUNE)

[ C ] a simple tune

Bach's Air on a G String 巴赫的《G弦之歌》


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air verb (MAKE KNOWN)

[ T ] to make opinions or complaints known to other people

Putting a complaint in the suggestions box is one way of airing your grievances. 有甚麼怨言寫出來放在意見箱裡,這是一種發泄不滿的方式。
He'll air his views on the war whether people want to listen or not. 不管人們是否願意聽,他都要說出他對戰爭的看法。

air verb (DRY)

[ I or T ] to become dry and/or fresh, or to cause to become dry and/or fresh

My mother always airs the sheets before she makes the beds. 我媽媽在鋪床之前總是先把床單烘乾。
Leave the windows open to let the room air a bit. 開著窗戶,讓房間通通風。

air verb (BROADCAST)

[ I or T ] US to broadcast something or be broadcast on radio or television

The game will be aired live on CBS at 7.00 tonight. 今晚七點,哥倫比亞廣播公司將現場直播這場比賽。
The interview with the president will air tomorrow morning. 對總統的採訪將在明天早晨播出。

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