Translation of "let" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb (ALLOW) 允许 uk us /let/ (present tense letting, past tense and past participle let)

[ T + infinitive without to ] to allow something to happen or someone to do something by not doing anything to stop an action or by giving your permission

She wanted to go but her parents wouldn't let her. 她想走,但父母不让。
He decided to let his hair grow long. 他决定把头发留起来。
Let your shoes dry completely before putting them on. 让鞋子干透以后再穿。
I'm letting you stay up late, just this once. 我允许你开夜车,但仅此一次。
Don't let it worry you. 不要让它惹你心烦。
If he needs money, let him (= he should) earn it! 如果他需要钱,就让他去挣吧!

[ T + obj + infinitive without to , not in past tenses ] used to show that you accept what is going to happen, although you do not like it

Let it rain - it won't spoil our afternoon. 随它下吧——下雨不会影响我们下午的活动。

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