Translation of "soap opera" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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soap operanoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsəʊp ˌɒp.ər.ə/ us /ˈsoʊp ˌɑː.pɚ.ə/ informal soap

B1 a series of television or radio programmes about the lives and problems of a particular group of characters. The series continues over a long period and is broadcast (several times) every week.



  • It is her proud boast that she has never missed a single episode of the soap opera.
  • The new soap opera will be screened, wait for it, five times each day.
  • I know that if I start watching a soap opera I immediately become hopelessly addicted.
  • He was interviewing some soap star.
  • I don't have time to watch any of the soaps.

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