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Traffic lights and signals |Information|Meaning and Example

Traffic lights and signals |Information|Meaning and Example

 

Chinese translation

Traffic lights (Traffic signals)

交通号志

traffic regulation

regulation /ˌreɡ.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/ noun规则

交通规则

 

Red Light

红灯

Green Light

绿灯

Yellow (amber) Light

amber /ˈæm.bɚ/noun 琥珀

黄灯

Red for stop and green for go.

红灯停,绿灯行

run red light

Cross the red traffic light intersection without stopping.

闯红灯

driving license /ˈlaɪ.səns/

驾照

zebra crossings /ˌzeb.rə ˈkrɑː.sɪŋ/

斑马线

congestion  /kənˈdʒes.tʃən/

拥挤

The congestion in the city gets even worse during the summer.

在夏天,城市的塞车拥挤状况更严重。

rush hour

高峰期

The traffic is terribly heavy in rush hours, we better have our lunch first.

巅峰时段的交通严重堵塞,我们先去吃午餐吧。

Traffic is very heavy during the rush hour.

高峰时间的交通非常繁忙。

He can’t stand traveling in the rush hour.

他无法忍受在交通尖峰时间出游。

bottleneck /ˈbɑː.t̬əl.nek/

Where there is a lot of traffic, causing traffic to slow down or stop

snarl up /ˈsnɑːrl-/

水泄不通,阻塞

Traffic has snarled up the city centre.

来往车子把市中心堵得水泄不通。

The accident snarled up the traffic all day.

那起事故使交通堵塞了一天

bumper to bumper /ˈbʌm.pɚ/

bumper保险杠

车和车间距离的很接近

By nine o’clock the traffic was bumper to bumper.

九点钟的交通总会塞车。

I was stuck in a terrible bumper to bumper traffic this evening

我今晚被塞到动弹不得。

traffic jam

jam /dʒæm/ noun果酱

塞车

We are stuck in a traffic jam for four hours.

stuck /stʌk/

我们在路上塞了四个小时的车。

我们在路上塞车塞了四个小时。

 

Example

Chinese translation

(mandarin)

Tom got a ticket for running a red light.

汤姆收到一张闯红灯的罚单。

green light

Meaning:Allow something to happen.

开绿灯,准许某事发生

 

Cross the street when the traffic light turns green.

绿灯的时候再过马路。

The boss has decided to give the green light to the plan.

老板允许那项计划。

My boss gave us the green light to start a new campaign.

 campaign/kæmˈpeɪn/

(政治、商业或军事)活动

我们的老板允许我们去开始一项新计划。

We’ll never give the green light to the plan.

我们永远不会允许这项计划。

Mother gave me the green light to go on the camping trip.

camping /ˈkæm.pɪŋ/ noun露营度假

妈妈允许我去露营。

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