Translation of "taste" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /teɪst/ us /teɪst/

taste noun (FLAVOUR)

B1 [ C or U ] the flavour of something, or the ability of a person or animal to recognize different flavours

I love the taste of garlic. 我喜歡蒜味。
Olives are usually an acquired taste (= you only like them after you have become familiar with their taste). 橄欖的味道可能要慢慢習慣才會喜歡。
When you have a cold you often lose your sense of taste.
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[ S ] a small amount of food

Have a taste of the sauce and tell me if it needs salt. 嚐嚐醬汁,看看是否需要加鹽。

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taste noun (JUDGMENT)

B2 [ C or U ] a person's approval of and liking for particular things

I'm not really into new cars - old vintage cars are more to my taste (= what I like). 我一向不怎麼喜歡豪華的新款車——倒是更喜歡老式汽車。

B2 [ U ] approving a person's ability to judge and recognize what is good or suitable, especially relating to such matters as art, style, beauty, and behaviour

He has terrible taste so you can probably imagine what his house looks like. 他的品味極差,你大概可以想像出他家是甚麼樣子。
His taste in clothes leaves a little to be desired. 他的著裝品味實在不怎麼樣。
tastes B2 [ plural ]

the things a person likes

I have expensive tastes (= I like expensive things). 我看來是喜歡奢華的東西。

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taste noun (EXPERIENCE)

B2 [ S ] a short experience of something

I had a taste of office work during the summer and that was enough. 那年夏天我體驗了一下在辦公室工作的滋味,可真夠我受的。

tasteverb [ T ]

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taste verb [ T ] (FOOD/DRINK)

B1 to put food or drink in your mouth to find out what flavour it has

Taste this sauce and tell me if it needs seasoning. 嚐嚐醬汁,看看要不要加佐料。
What is this? I've never tasted anything like it. 這究竟是甚麼東西?我從沒吃過這種東西。
taste good, bad, sweet, etc.

B1 to have a particular flavour

This sauce tastes strange. 這種醬汁味道很怪。
This coffee tastes like dishwater! 這咖啡的味道簡直像洗碗水!
UK The bread tastes of onions. 這麵包有股洋蔥味。

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  • Taste the stew to see if it has enough salt.
  • How do you know you don't like it if you won't even taste it?
  • We all tasted the cake.
  • If you've ever tasted Carmen's cooking, you'll know what I mean.
  • She drew off a little of her home-made wine just to taste.

taste verb [ T ] (EXPERIENCE)

to experience something for a short time

Once you've tasted luxury it's very hard to settle for anything else. 你一旦體驗過奢侈的滋味,就很難將就了。

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