Translation of "east" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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eastnoun [ U ]

also East uk /iːst/ us /iːst/ written abbreviation E

A2 the direction from which the sun rises in the morning, opposite to the west, or the part of an area or country that is in this direction

東;東方
The points of the compass are north, south, east, and west. 指南針上的四個方位點是北、南、東和西。
Which way is east? 哪邊是東啊?
Most of the country, except the east, is rural. 除了東部外,這個國家大部分地區都是農村。
Her home is in the east of France. 她的家在法國東部。
According to the map, the village lies about ten kilometres to the east of here. 從地圖上看,這個村子位於距此以東約十公里的地方。
the East

B2 Asia, especially its eastern and southern parts

(尤指亞洲東部和南部地區)亞洲國家,東方國家
She spent her childhood in the East - mostly in China. 她在東方國家——主要是中國和日本——渡過了童年。

those countries in Europe that had communist governments before the 1990s

(20世紀90年代前的)東歐共産主義國家,東方集團
The collapse of Communism changed East-West relations for ever. 共産主義在東歐的瓦解永久性地改變了東方集團與西方集團之間的關係。

More examples

  • The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
  • The transcontinental railway goes from New York in the east to San Francisco in the west.
  • There will be rain showers in the east.
  • The climate is cooler in the east of the country.
  • The army had been positioned to the north and east of the city.

Idiom(s)

eastadjective

also East uk /iːst/ us /iːst/ written abbreviation E

A2 in or forming the east part of something

東方的;東部的;東邊的
Cambridge is in East Anglia. 劍橋位於東英格蘭。
The east wall of the mosque is covered with a beautiful mosaic. 清真寺的整面東牆上是一幅漂亮的鑲嵌畫。
east wind

a wind coming from the east

(風)從東方來的

More examples

  • Rimini is a thriving holiday resort on the east coast of Italy.
  • There was a cool east wind blowing and clouds were gathering on the horizon.
  • On the east side of the hill, the land falls away sharply.
  • Few climbers attempt to ascend the east face of the mountain.
  • The visitors stood for several minutes at the east door of the cathedral, looking down the nave.

eastadverb

also East uk /iːst/ us /iːst/ written abbreviation E

A2 towards the east

向東,朝東
We'll drive east for a few more miles, then turn south. 我們再向東開幾公里,然後轉彎向南。
They were the first people to travel east of the mountains (= into the area beyond and to the east of the mountains). 他們是第一批到此山脈以東地區旅遊的遊客。
We walked due (= directly) east for two kilometres. 我們向正東方向走了兩公里。
The garden faces east, so we'll get the morning sun. 花園朝東,所以上午我們可以享受到陽光。

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