Translation of "temporary" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈtem.pər.ər.i/ /ˈtem.prər.i/ us /ˈtem.pə.rer.i/

B1 not lasting or needed for very long

The ceasefire will only provide a temporary solution to the crisis. 停火只能暂时解决危机。
temporary staff 临时工作人员

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  • The salaries of temporary employees ought to be brought into line with those of permanent staff.
  • Don't worry, his depression is only temporary - it'll soon pass.
  • She has managed to obtain a temporary residence permit.
  • The injection provided a temporary reprieve from the pain.
  • I rigged up a temporary radio aerial from a coat hanger.

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