Translation of "leave" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb (REMAIN) 留下 uk us /liːv/ (left)

If something leaves something else, a part or effect of it stays after it has gone or been used

His shoes left muddy marks on the floor. 他的鞋在地板上留下了泥印。
There's some food left over from the party. 聚会剩下了一些食物。
[ + two objects ] If I give you £10 that won't leave me enough cash to pay the bill. 如果我给你10英镑我剩下的钱就不够付账了。
[ + obj + adj ] Far from improving things the new law has left many people worse off (= they are now in a worse situation) than before. 这项新的法律不仅没有使生活条件得到改善反而使许多人的境遇更加糟糕了。

[ T ] If you leave something in a particular condition you do not touch it, move it or act to change it in any way, so that it stays in the same condition

Leave that chair where it is. 把那把椅子留在原处。
He left most of his dinner (= did not eat much of it). 他的晚饭几乎一点儿也没动。
[ + obj + adj ] The family were left (= became and continued to be) homeless. 一家子人流落街头。
I'll have to go back - I think I've left the iron on. 我必须得回去——我觉得好像忘记关电熨斗了。
You can leave the window open. 你可以让窗户开着。
Leave your sister alone (= Stop annoying her). 不要打扰你姐姐。

[ T + obj + -ing verb ] If you leave something or someone doing something, when you go away they are still doing it

I left the children watching television. 我走的时候孩子们仍在看电视。
He left the engine running. 他离开的时候没有关闭发动机。

(Translation of “leave verb (REMAIN)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)