Translation of "great" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


adjective (BIG) 大的 uk us /ɡreɪt/

large in amount, size or degree

an enormous great hole 巨大的洞
A great crowd had gathered outside the President's palace. 一大群人聚集在总统官邸外面。
The improvement in water standards over the last 50 years has been very great. 过去50年中,水质有了很大的提高。
A great many people would agree. 很多人会表示赞同。
The great majority of (= Almost all) people would agree. 绝大多数人都会表示赞同。
formal It gives us great pleasure to announce the engagement of our daughter Maria. 我们非常高兴地宣布我们的女儿玛丽亚订婚了。
formal It is with great sorrow that I inform you of the death of our director. 我万分悲痛地通知您我们院长逝世的消息。
I have great sympathy for you. 我对你深表同情。
I spent a great deal of time there. 我在那儿度过了很长时间。

[ before noun ] used in names, especially to mean large or important

a Great Dane (= large type of dog) 大丹犬
Catherine the Great 叶卡捷琳娜大帝(指叶卡捷琳娜二世)
the Great Wall of China 中国长城
the Great Bear (= group of stars) 大熊星座
greatness uk us /ˈɡreɪt.nəs/ noun [ U ]

skill and importance

Her greatness as a writer is unquestioned. 她是一名伟大的作家,这无可置疑。

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