Translation: from english

capable of a better result

  • 1 capable

    1 ( competent) compétent ; in the capable hands of dans les mains compétentes de ;
    2 ( able) [person] capable (of de) ; to be capable of doing ( have potential to) être capable de faire ; ( be in danger of) risquer de faire ; capable of a better result capable d'un meilleur résultat ; the bomb is capable of exploding la bombe risque d'exploser.

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  • 2 record

    record re∙cord noun ›› WRITTEN ACCOUNT 书面记录 1. record (of sth) a written account of sth that is kept so that it can be looked at and used in the future • 记录;记载:
    »You should keep a record of your expenses.
    你应该记下你的各项开支。
    »medical / dental records
    病历;牙科病历
    »Last summer was the wettest on record.
    去年夏天是有记录以来降雨量最大的。
    »It was the worst flood since records began.
    这是有记录以来最严重的水灾。
    ›› MUSIC 音乐 2. a thin round piece of plastic on which music, etc. is recorded • 唱片:
    »to play a record
    »a record collection
    »a record company (= six which produces and sells records)
    ›› HIGHEST / BEST 最高;最好 3. the best result or the highest or lowest level that has ever been reached, especially in sport • (尤指体育运动中最高或最低的)纪录:
    »She holds the world record for the 100 metres.
    她保持着 100 米的世界纪录。
    »to break the record (= to achieve a better result than there has ever been before)
    »to set a new record
    »There was a record number of candidates for the post.
    这个职位的候选人数量空前。
    »I got to work in record time.
    我以历来最快的速度赶到单位上班。
    »record profits
    »Unemployment has reached a record high (= the highest level ever).
    失业数字已经达到了最高纪录。
    ›› OF SB / STHˈS PAST 过去 4. [sing.] record (on sth) the facts that are known about sb / sthˈs past behaviour, character, achievements, etc. • (有关过去的)事实;记录;经历;功过:
    »The report criticizes the governmentˈs record on housing.
    这份报告批评了政府在住房问题上的所作所为。
    »The airline has a good safety record.
    这家航空公司的安全情况一向很好。
    »He has an impressive record of achievement.
    他所取得的一系列成就令人赞叹。
    --› see also track record ›› OF CRIMES 罪行 5. (also ˌcriminal ˈrecord) the fact of having committed crimes in the past • 前科;犯罪记录:
    »Does he have a record?
    他有没有前科?
    【IDIOMS】 (just) for the ˈrecord 1. used to show that you want what you are saying to be officially written down and remembered • (希望载入正式记录)(仅)供记录 2. used to emphasize a point that you are making, so that the person you are speaking to takes notice • (强调要点以引起注意):
    »And, for the record, he would be the last person Iˈd ask.
    需要强调的是,他是我最不愿意去找的人。
    ˌoff the ˈrecord • if you tell sb sth off the record, it is not yet official and you do not want them to repeat it publicly • 非正式的;私下的;不得发表的 put / place sth on (the) ˈrecord | be / go on (the) ˈrecord (as saying...) • to say sth publicly or officially so that it may be written down and repeated • 公开发表(意见等):
    »He didnˈt want to go on the record as either praising or criticizing the proposal.
    他不想公开赞扬或批评这项提议。
    put / set the ˈrecord straight • to give people the correct information about sth in order to make it clear that what they previously believed was in fact wrong • 陈述真相;纠正误解 --› more at matter n. verb ›› KEEP ACCOUNT 做记录 1. to keep a permanent account of facts or events by writing them down, filming them, storing them in a computer, etc. • 记录;记载: ▪ [VN]
    »Her childhood is recorded in the diaries of those years.
    她的童年生活都记在当年的日记里。
    »You should record all your expenses during your trip.
    你应该记下你一路上的所有开支。
    ▪ [V wh-]
    »His job is to record how politicians vote on major issues.
    他的工作就是要记录政治家是如何对重大问题进行投票的。
    ▪ [also V that VN that] ›› MAKE COPY 复制 2. to make a copy of music, a film / movie, etc. by storing it on tape or a disc so that you can listen to or watch it again • 录制;录(音);录(像): ▪ [VN]
    »Did you remember to record that programme for me?
    你记得为我录下那个节目了吗?
    »a recorded concert
    ▪ [VN -ing]
    »He recorded the class rehearsing before the performance.
    他录下了演出前班级的排练。
    ▪ [V]
    »Tell me when the tape starts recording.
    磁带开始录时告诉我一声。
    ›› MUSIC 音乐 3. to perform music so that it can be copied onto and kept on tape • 演奏音乐供录制;灌(唱片): ▪ [VN]
    »The band is back in the US recording their new album.
    乐队回美国录制新唱片去了。
    ▪ [also V] ›› MAKE OFFICIAL STATEMENT 正式声明 4. to make an official or legal statement about sth • 发表正式(或法律方面的)声明;申明: ▪ [VN]
    »The coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death.
    验尸官判定这是一次意外死亡。
    ▪ [also V that] ›› OF MEASURING INSTRUMENT 测量仪器 5. to show a particular measurement or amount • 标明;显示: ▪ [VN]
    »The thermometer recorded a temperature of 40°C.
    温度计显示气温达到了 40 摄氏度。
    ▪ [also V wh-]
    * * *
    ['rekɔ:d]
    n. 履歷, 檔案, 訴狀, 最高紀錄, 報告, 唱片
    vt. 記錄, 標明, 將...錄音
    vi. 錄音, 被錄音
    adj. 創紀錄的

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  • 3 record-breaker

    record-breaker ˈrecord-breaker noun • a person or thing that achieves a better result or higher level than has ever been achieved before • 打破纪录者 ˈrecord-breaking adj. [only before noun]:
    »a record-breaking jump
    * * *
    n. 破記錄者, 破記錄之表演或事件等

    English-Chinese dictionary > record-breaker

  • 4 only

    1. attributive adjective
    1) einzig...

    the only person — der/die einzige

    my only regret is that... — ich bedaure nur, dass...

    the only one/ones — der/die/das einzige/die einzigen

    2) (best by far)

    the only — der/die/das einzig wahre

    he/she is the only one for me — es gibt nur ihn/sie für mich

    2. adverb
    1) nur

    we had been waiting only 5 minutes when... — wir hatten erst 5 Minuten gewartet, als...

    it's only/only just 6 o'clock — es ist erst 6 Uhr/gerade erst 6 Uhr vorbei

    you only have or you have only to ask — etc. du brauchst nur zu fragen usw.

    you only live onceman lebt nur einmal

    only if — nur [dann]..., wenn

    he only just managed it/made it — er hat es gerade so/gerade noch geschafft

    not only... but also — nicht nur... sondern auch; see also academic2.ru/36709/if">if 1. 4)

    2) (no longer ago than) erst

    only the other day/week — erst neulich od. kürzlich

    3) (with no better result than)

    only to find/discover that... — nur, um zu entdecken, dass...

    4)

    only too — [sogar] ausgesprochen [froh, begierig, bereitwillig]; in context of undesirable circumstances viel zu

    be only too aware of somethingsich (Dat.) einer Sache (Gen.) voll bewusst sein

    only too wellnur zu gut [wissen, kennen, sich erinnern]; gerne [mögen]

    3. conjunction
    1) (but then) nur
    2) (were it not for the fact that)

    only [that] I am/he is etc.... — ich bin/er ist usw. nur...

    * * *
    ['əunli] 1. adjective
    (without any others of the same type: He has no brothers or sisters - he's an only child; the only book of its kind.) einzig
    2. adverb
    1) (not more than: We have only two cups left; He lives only a mile away.) nur
    2) (alone: Only you can do it.) nur
    3) (showing the one action done, in contrast to other possibilities: I only scolded the child - I did not smack him.) nur
    4) (not longer ago than: I saw him only yesterday.) erst
    5) (showing the one possible result of an action: If you do that, you'll only make him angry.) nur
    3. conjunction
    (except that, but: I'd like to go, only I have to work.) aber
    * * *
    [ˈəʊnli, AM ˈoʊn-]
    I. adj attr, inv einzige(r, s)
    sb's \only daughter/son jds einzige Tochter/einziger Sohn
    the \only one der/die/das Einzige
    he was the \only one to help er hat als Einziger geholfen
    the \only person der/die Einzige
    he is the \only person for the job nur er kommt für den Job infrage
    the \only thing das Einzige
    the \only thing that matters is that the baby is healthy was zählt ist allein, dass das Baby gesund ist
    the \only way die einzige Möglichkeit
    is this really the \only way to do it? geht es wirklich nicht anders?
    sb is not the \only pebble on the beach jd ist nicht der einzige Mensch auf der Welt
    II. adv inv
    1. (exclusively) nur
    for members \only nur für Mitglieder
    she'll \only go if Peter goes sie geht nur, wenn Peter auch geht
    2. (just) erst
    I \only arrived half an hour ago ich bin erst vor einer halben Stunde angekommen
    it's \only four o'clock es ist erst vier Uhr
    he can't be dead, I \only spoke to him this morning er kann nicht tot sein, ich habe heute morgen noch mit ihm gesprochen
    \only the other day erst neulich [o SCHWEIZ meist kürzlich]
    \only last week/yesterday erst letzte Woche/gestern
    \only just gerade [o eben] erst
    3. (merely) nur, bloß
    it's \only me ich bin's nur
    it's \only natural es ist nur natürlich
    \only to think of it made her nervous der bloße Gedanke daran machte sie nervös
    \only just gerade eben
    he has \only just enough money to pay the rent er hat gerade genug Geld, um die Miete zu zahlen
    not \only..., but also... nicht nur..., sondern auch...
    if you invite me, I'll be \only too pleased to show up wenn du mich einlädst, werde ich nur zu gerne kommen
    5. (unavoidably) nur
    the economic situation can \only worsen die wirtschaftliche Situation kann sich nur verschlechtern
    6. (to express wish)
    if \only... wenn nur...
    if \only she would listen wenn sie nur zuhören würde
    if he'd \only bothered to get some insurance before his house burnt down wenn er sich doch bloß um eine Versicherung gekümmert hätte, bevor sein Haus niedergebrannt ist
    7. (indicating a surprising development)
    he rushed into the office, \only to find that everyone had gone home er stürzte ins Büro, nur um festzustellen, dass alle [schon] nach Hause gegangen waren
    8.
    you \only live once ( saying) man lebt nur einmal
    III. conj
    1. (however) aber, jedoch
    he's a good athlete, \only he smokes too much er ist ein guter Sportler, er raucht nur zu viel
    she wasn't a bad student, \only that she had to repeat a class once sie war keine schlechte Schülerin, wenn sie auch einmal eine Klasse wiederholen musste
    2. (in addition)
    not \only...,... [too]:
    not \only can she sing and dance, she can act and play the piano too sie kann nicht nur singen und tanzen, sie kann auch schauspielern und Klavier spielen
    * * *
    ['əʊnlɪ]
    1. adj attr
    einzige(r, s)

    he's an/my only child — er ist ein Einzelkind nt/mein einziges Kind

    the only one or person — der/die Einzige

    the only thing I could suggest would be to invite him too — ich könnte höchstens vorschlagen, dass wir etc ihn auch einladen

    that's the only thing for it/the only thing to do — das ist die einzige Möglichkeit

    the only thing I have against it is that... — ich habe nur eins dagegen einzuwenden, nämlich, dass...

    the only thing or problem is... — nur...

    the only thing is (that) it's too late — es ist bloß or nur schon zu spät

    my only wish/regret —

    See:
    one
    2. adv
    1) nur

    only yesterday/last week — erst gestern/letzte Woche

    I only hope he gets here in time — ich hoffe nur, dass es noch rechtzeitig hier eintrifft

    you only have to ask —

    I wanted only to be with you (esp liter) — ich wollte weiter nichts, als mit dir zusammen zu sein

    "members only" — "(Zutritt) nur für Mitglieder"

    only think of it! —

    2)

    (in constructions) only too true/easy etc — nur (all)zu wahr/leicht etc

    we only just caught the trainwir haben den Zug gerade noch gekriegt

    he has only just arrived —

    not only... but also... — nicht nur..., sondern auch...

    3. conj
    bloß, nur

    I would do it myself, only I haven't time — ich würde es selbst machen, ich habe bloß or nur keine Zeit

    she looks like me, only taller — sie sieht aus wie ich, nur dass sie etwas größer ist

    * * *
    only [ˈəʊnlı]
    A adj
    1. einzig(er, e, es), alleinig:
    the only son der einzige Sohn;
    he’s an only child er ist ein Einzelkind;
    he’s the only person for the position er kommt als Einziger für den Posten infrage; begotten B, one A 2
    2. einzigartig
    B adv
    1. nur, bloß:
    you’re only jealous du bist doch nur eifersüchtig;
    I can only hope that … ich kann nur hoffen, dass …;
    not only … but (also) nicht nur …, sondern auch;
    a) wenn nur,
    b) wenn auch nur;
    if only he would leave!, if he would only leave! wenn er doch nur endlich ginge!
    2. erst:
    only yesterday erst gestern, gestern noch;
    only just eben erst, gerade;
    only just enough money gerade genug Geld
    C konj
    1. jedoch, nur, bloß: he wants to go, only he can’t er kann nur nicht
    2. only that … nur dass …, außer wenn …
    * * *
    1. attributive adjective
    1) einzig...

    the only person — der/die einzige

    my only regret is that... — ich bedaure nur, dass...

    the only one/ones — der/die/das einzige/die einzigen

    the only — der/die/das einzig wahre

    he/she is the only one for me — es gibt nur ihn/sie für mich

    2. adverb
    1) nur

    we had been waiting only 5 minutes when... — wir hatten erst 5 Minuten gewartet, als...

    it's only/only just 6 o'clock — es ist erst 6 Uhr/gerade erst 6 Uhr vorbei

    you only have or you have only to ask — etc. du brauchst nur zu fragen usw.

    only if — nur [dann]..., wenn

    he only just managed it/made it — er hat es gerade so/gerade noch geschafft

    not only... but also — nicht nur... sondern auch; see also if 1. 4)

    only the other day/week — erst neulich od. kürzlich

    only to find/discover that... — nur, um zu entdecken, dass...

    4)

    only too — [sogar] ausgesprochen [froh, begierig, bereitwillig]; in context of undesirable circumstances viel zu

    be only too aware of somethingsich (Dat.) einer Sache (Gen.) voll bewusst sein

    only too wellnur zu gut [wissen, kennen, sich erinnern]; gerne [mögen]

    3. conjunction
    1) (but then) nur

    only [that] I am/he is etc.... — ich bin/er ist usw. nur...

    * * *
    adj.
    einzig adj. adv.
    nur adv.

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  • 5 capable

    'keipəbl
    1) (clever especially in practical ways: She'll manage somehow - she's so capable!) capaz
    2) ((with of) clever enough to; likely to; able to: He is capable of doing better; He is quite capable of cheating us.) capaz, competente
    - capability
    capable adj capaz / competente
    tr['keɪpəbəl]
    1 (able) capaz (of, de)
    2 (competent) competente, capaz
    capable ['keɪpəbəl] adj
    : competente, capaz, hábil
    capably [-bli] adv
    adj.
    advertido, -a adj.
    apto, -a adj.
    capaz adj.
    hábil adj.
    suficiente adj.
    'keɪpəbəl
    1) ( competent) capaz, competente

    to be capable of -ing — ser* capaz de + inf

    ['keɪpǝbl]
    ADJ
    1) (=competent) competente, capaz

    I can leave the matter in your very capable hands — si te confío a ti el asunto, estará en buenas manos

    2) (=able to) capaz; (=predisposed towards) susceptible

    sports cars capable of reaching 150mphcoches deportivos que pueden alcanzar or que son capaces de alcanzar las 150 millas por hora

    it's capable of some improvementfrm se puede mejorar algo

    * * *
    ['keɪpəbəl]
    1) ( competent) capaz, competente

    to be capable of -ing — ser* capaz de + inf

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  • 6 result

    1. noun
    1) (anything which is due to something already done: His deafness is the result of a car accident; He went deaf as a result of an accident; He tried a new method, with excellent results; He tried again, but without result.) resultado
    2) (the answer to a sum etc: Add all these figures and tell me the result.) resultado
    3) (the final score: What was the result of Saturday's match?) resultado
    4) ((often in plural) the list of people who have been successful in a competition, of subjects a person has passed or failed in an examination etc: He had very good exam results; The results will be published next week.) resultado

    2. verb
    1) ((often with from) to be caused (by something): We will pay for any damage which results (from our experiments).) resultar, surgir
    2) ((with in) to cause or have as a result: The match resulted in a draw.) acabar en
    result n resultado
    what was the result of the match? ¿cuál fue el resultado del partido?
    tr[rɪ'zʌlt]
    1 resultado
    2 (consequence) consecuencia
    1 resultar de
    result [ri'zʌlt] vi
    : resultar
    to result in: resultar en, tener por resultado
    : resultado m, consecuencia f
    as a result of: como consecuencia de
    n.
    fruta s.f.
    fruto s.m.
    hijo s.m.
    resulta s.f.
    resultado s.m.
    secuela s.f.
    suceso s.m.
    trascendencia s.f.
    v.
    resultar v.
    salir v.
    (§pres: salgo, sales...) fut/c: saldr-•)

    I rɪ'zʌlt
    1) c u
    a) ( consequence) resultado m

    the company collapsed, with the result that... — la compañía quebró, y como consecuencia...

    b) (of calculation, exam, contest) resultado m

    to get results — obtener* resultados

    2)
    a)

    as a result — (as linker) por consiguiente, por ende (frml)

    b)

    as a result of(as prep) a raíz de


    II

    to result IN/FROM something: it could result in his dismissal podría ocasionar or acarrear su despido; what could result from this decision? — ¿qué resultado podría tener esta decisión?

    [rɪ'zʌlt]
    1. N
    1) (=outcome) resultado m

    he followed his own advice, with disastrous results — hizo lo que le pareció, con consecuencias desastrosas or resultados desastrosos

    as a result ofcomo or a consecuencia de

    he died as a result of his injuriesmurió como or a consecuencia de las heridas

    to achieve/produce the desired result — lograr/producir los resultados deseados

    with the result that... — con la consecuencia de que...

    - get a result
    end
    2) [of election, race, match] resultado m
    3) (Math) resultado f
    4) results
    a) (=favourable outcome) resultados mpl

    to get results: if they don't get results, heads will begin to roll — como no obtengan resultados, empezarán a cortar cabezas

    b) (St Ex) resultados mpl
    2.

    to result in sth: it resulted in his death — le acarreó la muerte, tuvo como resultado su muerte

    * * *

    I [rɪ'zʌlt]
    1) c u
    a) ( consequence) resultado m

    the company collapsed, with the result that... — la compañía quebró, y como consecuencia...

    b) (of calculation, exam, contest) resultado m

    to get results — obtener* resultados

    2)
    a)

    as a result — (as linker) por consiguiente, por ende (frml)

    b)

    as a result of(as prep) a raíz de


    II

    to result IN/FROM something: it could result in his dismissal podría ocasionar or acarrear su despido; what could result from this decision? — ¿qué resultado podría tener esta decisión?

    English-spanish dictionary > result

  • 7 capable

    adjective
    1)

    be capable of something — [Person:] zu etwas imstande sein

    show him what you are capable of — zeig ihm, wozu du imstande bist od. wessen du fähig bist

    2) (gifted, able) fähig
    * * *
    ['keipəbl]
    1) (clever especially in practical ways: She'll manage somehow - she's so capable!) tüchtig
    2) ((with of) clever enough to; likely to; able to: He is capable of doing better; He is quite capable of cheating us.) imstande sein
    - academic2.ru/85092/capably">capably
    - capability
    * * *
    ca·pable
    [ˈkeɪpəbl̩]
    1. (competent) fähig; judge kompetent; worker tüchtig
    to leave sth in sb's \capable hands ( also hum) etw vertrauensvoll in jds Hände legen
    \capable mother gute Mutter
    2. (able) fähig, befähigt
    your plan is \capable of being improved deinen Plan könnte man noch besser machen
    to be \capable of doing sth in der Lage sein, etw zu tun
    * * *
    ['keɪpəbl]
    adj
    1) (= skilful, competent) fähig, kompetent; mother gut
    2)

    to be capable of doing sthetw tun können; ( person

    to be capable of sth —

    it's capable of exploding any minutees kann jede Minute explodieren

    it's capable of speeds of up to... — es erreicht Geschwindigkeiten bis zu...

    he's capable of better —

    he's quite capable of changing his mind at the last minuteer bringt es fertig und ändert seine Meinung in der letzten Minute

    thank you but I'm quite capable of doing that myself — danke, ich kann das durchaus allein

    * * *
    capable [ˈkeıpəbl] adj (adv capably)
    1. (leistungs)fähig, tüchtig (Lehrer etc)
    2. fähig (of zu oder gen; of doing zu tun), imstande ( of doing zu tun):
    be capable of murder fähig sein, einen Mord zu begehen;
    do you think he is capable of murder? trauen Sie ihm einen Mord zu?
    3. geeignet, tauglich ( beide:
    for zu)
    4. (of) zulassend (akk), fähig (zu):
    capable of improvement verbesserungsfähig;
    capable of being misunderstood missverständlich;
    this text is not capable of translation dieser Text lässt sich nicht übersetzen
    5. legally capable JUR rechts-, geschäftsfähig
    * * *
    adjective
    1)

    be capable of something[Person:] zu etwas imstande sein

    show him what you are capable of — zeig ihm, wozu du imstande bist od. wessen du fähig bist

    2) (gifted, able) fähig
    * * *
    adj.
    fähig adj.

    English-german dictionary > capable

  • 8 capable

    ['keipəbl]
    1) (clever especially in practical ways: She'll manage somehow - she's so capable!) kvalificeret
    2) ((with of) clever enough to; likely to; able to: He is capable of doing better; He is quite capable of cheating us.) i stand til
    - capability
    * * *
    ['keipəbl]
    1) (clever especially in practical ways: She'll manage somehow - she's so capable!) kvalificeret
    2) ((with of) clever enough to; likely to; able to: He is capable of doing better; He is quite capable of cheating us.) i stand til
    - capability

    English-Danish dictionary > capable

  • 9 capable

    ['keipəbl]
    1) (clever especially in practical ways: She'll manage somehow - she's so capable!) hæfur, fær (um)
    2) ((with of) clever enough to; likely to; able to: He is capable of doing better; He is quite capable of cheating us.) fær
    - capability

    English-Icelandic dictionary > capable

  • 10 capable

    hozzáértő, alkalmas, képes
    * * *
    ['keipəbl]
    1) (clever especially in practical ways: She'll manage somehow - she's so capable!) ügyes
    2) ((with of) clever enough to; likely to; able to: He is capable of doing better; He is quite capable of cheating us.) képes
    - capability

    English-Hungarian dictionary > capable

  • 11 better

    better bet∙ter adj. (comparative of good * good 的比较级) 1. of a higher standard or less poor quality; not as bad as sth else • 较好的;更好的:
    »Weˈre hoping for better weather tomorrow.
    我们希望明天天气转好。
    »Her work is getting better and better.
    她的工作干得越来越好了。
    »He is in a much better mood than usual.
    他的情绪比平时好多了。
    »The meal couldnˈt have been better.
    这顿饭再好吃不过了。
    »Thereˈs nothing better than a long soak in a hot bath.
    没有什么比好好地泡个热水澡更舒服的了。
    »If you can only exercise once a week, thatˈs better than nothing (= better than taking no exercise at all).
    即便是一个星期锻炼一次,也比完全不锻炼好。
    2. more able or skilled • 能力更强的;更熟练的:
    »Sheˈs far better at science than her brother.
    她在理科方面比她的弟弟强得多。
    3. more suitable or appropriate • 更合适的;更得体的:
    »Can you think of a better word than ˈniceˈ?
    你能找到一个比 nice 更合适的字眼吗?
    »It would be better for him to talk to his parents about his problems.
    他把自己的问题同父母谈谈会比较好。
    »Youˈd be better going by bus.
    你坐公共汽车去会更好些。
    4. less ill / sick or unhappy • (病势)好转的,见轻的;舒畅些的:
    »Sheˈs a lot better today.
    她今天好多了。
    »His leg was getting better.
    他的腿在渐渐恢复。
    »Youˈll feel all the better for a good nightˈs sleep.
    你晚上睡个好觉就会感觉好得多。
    【IDIOMS】Most idioms containing better are at the entries for the nouns and verbs in the idioms, for example better luck next time is at luck. • 大多数含 better 的习语,都可在该等习语中的名词及动词相关词条找到,如 better luck next time 在词条 luck 下。 little / no better than • almost or just the same as; almost or just as bad as • 同…(几乎)一样;和…(几乎)一样坏:
    »The path was no better than a sheep track.
    那条小路简直就像是给羊群踏出来的。
    thatˈs (much) ˈbetter 1. used to give support to sb who has been upset and is trying to become calmer • (安慰他人时说)很好,这就对了:
    »Dry your eyes now. Thatˈs better.
    把眼泪擦干。这就对了。
    2. used to praise sb who has made an effort to improve • (称赞努力加以改进的人)很好:
    »Thatˈs much better—you played the right notes this time.
    很好——你这次把音弹准了。
    the ˌbigger, ˌsmaller, ˌfaster, ˌslower, etc. the ˈbetter • used to say that sth should be as big, small, etc. as possible • 越大(或小、快、慢等)越好:
    »As far as the hard disk is concerned, the bigger the better.
    就硬盘而言,容量越大越好。
    --› more at discretion, head n., part n., prevention adv. (comparative of well * well 的比较级) 1. in a more excellent or pleasant way; not as badly • 更好;更愉快;不那么差:
    »She sings much better than I do.
    她的歌唱得比我好得多。
    »Sound travels better in water than in air.
    声音在水中比在空气中传播得快。
    »People are better educated now.
    现在人们教育程度更高了。
    2. more; to a greater degree • 更;较大程度地:
    »Youˈll like her when you know her better.
    你对她了解得多一点就会喜欢她。
    »A cup of tea? Thereˈs nothing Iˈd like better!
    来杯茶吗?那最好不过了!
    »Fit people are better able to cope with stress.
    健康的人较能应付压力。
    3. used to suggest that sth would be a suitable or appropriate thing to do • 更妥;更恰当:
    »The money could be better spent on more urgent cases.
    这笔钱用于较紧迫的事情也许会好些。
    »Some things are better left unsaid.
    有些事还是不提为好。
    »Youˈd do better to tell her everything before she finds out from someone else.
    你把一切都告诉她才是上策,免得她从别人口中听到。
    Most idioms containing better are at the entries for the nouns, adjectives and verbs in the idioms, for example better the devil you know is at devil. • 大多数含 better 的习语,都可在该等习语中的名词、形容词及动词相关词条找到,如 better the devil you know 在词条 devil 下。 be better ˈoff • to have more money • 有较多钱;比较宽裕:
    »Families will be better off under the new law.
    新法律会使家庭经济宽裕一些。
    »Her promotion means sheˈs $100 a week better off.
    她的晋升意味着她每星期多挣 100 元。
    【OPP】 be worse off be better off (doing sth) • used to say that sb is / would be happier or more satisfied if they were in a particular position or did a particular thing • (在某情况下)更幸福,更满意:
    »Sheˈs better off without him.
    没有他,她活得更幸福。
    »The weather was so bad weˈd have been better off staying at home.
    天气非常恶劣,我们还不如呆在家里舒服。
    had better / best (do sth) • used to tell sb what you think they should do • (告诉别人应该做的事)应该,最好:
    »Youˈd better go to the doctor about your cough.
    你最好去找医生看看你的咳嗽。
    »Weˈd better leave now or weˈll miss the bus.
    我们最好现在就走,不然就赶不上公共汽车了。
    »Youˈd better not do that again.
    你最好别再这样做了。
    »ˈIˈll give you back the money tomorrow.ˈ ˈYouˈd better!ˈ (= as a threat)
    "我明天会还你钱。" "那样最好!"
    --› note at should noun 1. [sing., U] something that is better • 更好的事物;较好者:
    »the better of the two books
    »I expected better of him (= I thought he would have behaved better).
    我本以为他会表现得好一些。
    2. your betters [pl.] (old-fashioned) people who are more intelligent or more important than you • 更有才智者;更主要的人 for ˌbetter or (for) ˈworse • used to say that sth cannot be changed, whether the result is good or bad • 不论好坏;不管是福是祸;不管怎样 get the better of sb / sth • to defeat sb / sth or gain an advantage • 挫败…;占上风:
    »No one can get the better of her in an argument.
    辩论起来没人能辩过她。
    »She always gets the better of an argument.
    她在争辩中总是占上风。
    »His curiosity got the better of him (= he didnˈt intend to ask questions, but he wanted to know so badly that he did).
    好奇心使得他不禁要问。
    so much the ˈbetter / ˈworse • used to say that sth is even better / worse • 那就更好了/更糟了:
    »We donˈt actually need it on Tuesday, but if it arrives by then, so much the better.
    实际上我们星期二并不需要它,但如果那时能到就更好。
    --› more at change n., elder n., think v. verb [VN] 1. [often passive] to be better or do sth better than sb / sth else • 胜过;超过:
    »The work he produced early in his career has never really been bettered.
    他后来没出过什么作品能真正比得上他的早期作品。
    2. better yourself to improve your social position through education, a better job, etc. • (通过教育、更好的工作等)改进社会地位,上进:
    »Thousands of Victorian workers joined educational associations in an attempt to better themselves.
    维多利亚时代成千上万名工人加入了各种教育协会,以求上进。
    * * *
    ['betә]
    adj. 較好的
    adv. 更好的, 更多的, 更佳的

    English-Chinese dictionary > better

  • 12 capable

    capable cap∙able adj. 1. capable of sth / of doing sth having the ability or qualities necessary for doing sth • 有能力;有才能:
    »Heˈs quite capable of lying to get out of trouble.
    他颇有能耐靠撒谎渡过难关。
    »Iˈm perfectly capable of doing it myself, thank you.
    谢谢,我完全有能力自己做这项工作。
    »You are capable of better work than this.
    你有能力做得比这更好。
    2. having the ability to do things well • 能力强的;足以胜任的 【SYN】 skilled, competent:
    »Sheˈs a very capable teacher.
    她是一位能力很强的教师。
    »Iˈll leave the organization in your capable hands.
    我要把组织工作交给你这位能手。
    【OPP】 incapable cap∙ably adv.
    * * *
    ['keipәbl]
    adj. 有能力的, 能幹的, 有可能的, 可以...的

    English-Chinese dictionary > capable

  • 13 capable

    ['keipəbl]
    1) (clever especially in practical ways: She'll manage somehow - she's so capable!) eficiente
    2) ((with of) clever enough to; likely to; able to: He is capable of doing better; He is quite capable of cheating us.) capaz
    - capability
    * * *
    ca.pa.ble
    [k'eipəbəl] adj 1 capaz, apto. 2 competente, hábil. 3 suscetível (of de). capable of being weighed ponderável.

    English-Portuguese dictionary > capable

  • 14 capable

    adj. kabiliyetli, ehliyetli, yetenekli, kapasiteye sahip, duyarlı, etki altında kalabilen; becerikli
    * * *
    yetenekli
    * * *
    ['keipəbl]
    1) (clever especially in practical ways: She'll manage somehow - she's so capable!) yetenekli
    2) ((with of) clever enough to; likely to; able to: He is capable of doing better; He is quite capable of cheating us.) yapabilir
    - capability

    English-Turkish dictionary > capable

  • 15 capable

    ['keipəbl]
    1) (clever especially in practical ways: She'll manage somehow - she's so capable!) sposoben
    2) ((with of) clever enough to; likely to; able to: He is capable of doing better; He is quite capable of cheating us.) sposoben (česa)
    - capability
    * * *
    [kéipəbl]
    adjective ( capably adverb)
    (of) zmožen, sposoben; ( for) primeren

    English-Slovenian dictionary > capable

  • 16 capable

    • osaava
    • etevä
    • ammattimainen
    • ammattitaitoinen
    • vaikuttava
    • pätevä
    • pystyvä
    • tehokas
    • kelvollinen
    • kelpoinen
    • taitava
    • älykäs
    • kunnollinen
    • kykenevä
    • kyvykäs
    • lahjakas
    • kompetentti
    * * *
    'keipəbl
    1) (clever especially in practical ways: She'll manage somehow - she's so capable!) taitava
    2) ((with of) clever enough to; likely to; able to: He is capable of doing better; He is quite capable of cheating us.) kykenevä
    - capability

    English-Finnish dictionary > capable

  • 17 capable *** ca·pable adj

    English-Italian dictionary > capable *** ca·pable adj

  • 18 capable

    ['keɪpəbl]
    1) (competent) competente, esperto
    2) (able) [ person] capace

    to be capable of doing (have potential to) essere capace di fare; (be in danger of) rischiare di fare

    * * *
    ['keipəbl]
    1) (clever especially in practical ways: She'll manage somehow - she's so capable!) capace
    2) ((with of) clever enough to; likely to; able to: He is capable of doing better; He is quite capable of cheating us.) capace di
    - capability
    * * *
    ['keɪpəbl]
    1) (competent) competente, esperto
    2) (able) [ person] capace

    to be capable of doing (have potential to) essere capace di fare; (be in danger of) rischiare di fare

    English-Italian dictionary > capable

  • 19 capable

    ['keɪpəbl]
    adj

    to be capable of doing sth( able) być w stanie coś zrobić; ( likely) być zdolnym do zrobienia czegoś

    moths are capable of speeds of 50 kph — ćmy potrafią osiągać prędkość 50 km/h

    * * *
    ['keipəbl]
    1) (clever especially in practical ways: She'll manage somehow - she's so capable!) uzdolniony
    2) ((with of) clever enough to; likely to; able to: He is capable of doing better; He is quite capable of cheating us.) zdolny
    - capability

    English-Polish dictionary > capable

  • 20 capable

    ['keipəbl]
    1) (clever especially in practical ways: She'll manage somehow - she's so capable!) spējīgs
    2) ((with of) clever enough to; likely to; able to: He is capable of doing better; He is quite capable of cheating us.) spējīgs; iespējams
    - capability
    * * *
    spējīgs; iespējams

    English-Latvian dictionary > capable

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