US: /ɪkˈspɪɹiəns/
UK: /ɛkspˈi‍əɹɪəns/

English Vietnamese dictionary

experience /iks'piəriəns/
  • danh từ
    • kinh nghiệm
      • to look experience: thiếu kinh nghiệm
      • to learn by experience: rút kinh nghiệm
    • điều đã kinh qua
    • ngoại động từ
      • trải qua, kinh qua, nếm mùi, chịu đựng
        • to experience harsh trials: trải qua những thử thách gay go
      • (+ that, how) học được, tìm ra được (qua kinh nghiệm)

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [U] the knowledge and skill that you have gained through doing sth for a period of time; the process of gaining this: to have over ten years' teaching experience + Do you have any previous experience of this type of work? + a doctor with experience in dealing with patients suffering from stress + My lack of practical experience was a disadvantage. + She didn't get paid much but it was all good experience. + He gained valuable experience whilst working on the project. + We all learn by experience.
    See also - WORK EXPERIENCE
    2 [U] the things that have happened to you that influence the way you think and behave: Experience has taught me that life can be very unfair. + It is important to try and learn from experience. + In my experience, very few people really understand the problem. + She knew from past experience that Ann would not give up easily. + The book is based on personal experience. + direct / first-hand experience of poverty
    3 [C] ~ (of sth) an event or activity that affects you in some way: an enjoyable / exciting / unusual / unforgettable experience + It was her first experience of living alone. + Living in Africa was very different from home and quite an experience (= unusual for us). + I had a bad experience with fireworks once. + He seems to have had some sort of religious experience.
    4 (the ...experience) [sing.] events or knowledge shared by all the members of a particular group in society, that influences the way they think and behave: musical forms like jazz that emerged out of the Black American experience
    Idioms see CHALK v.
    + verb [VN]
    1 to have a particular situation affect you or happen to you: The country experienced a foreign currency shortage for several months. + Everyone experiences these problems at some time in their lives.
    2 to have and be aware of a particular emotion or physical feeling: to experience pain / pleasure / unhappiness + I experienced a moment of panic as I boarded the plane.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 knowledge, contact, involvement, practice, familiarity, acquaintance, exposure; participation, observation:
    Her book on nursing is based on personal experience.
    2 incident, event, happening, affair, episode, occurrence, circumstance, adventure, encounter; trial, test, ordeal:
    He has lived through some harrowing experiences.
    3 common sense, wisdom, sagacity, knowledge, know-how, savoir faire, savoir vivre, sophistication, skill, judgement, Slang savvy:
    She is a woman of experience.
    4 undergo, live or go through, suffer, endure, sustain, face, encounter, meet (with), feel, sense, taste, sample, be familiar with, know:
    Your problem is that you have never experienced genuine hunger.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 knowledge/skill got from seeing/doing sth


    considerable, long, wide | good, invaluable, relevant, unrivalled, valuable
    She didn't get paid much but it was all good experience. Both candidates for the presidency were short of relevant experience. Rolls Royce's unrivalled experience in high technology manufacturing
    | previous
    Do you have any previous experience of this type of work?
    | direct, first-hand, hands-on, practical
    the importance of hands-on experience as well as academic training
    | professional, work


    have | lack | gain, get | broaden
    She wanted to broaden her experience in international affairs.


    ~ of
    She has considerable professional experience of translation.


    a lack of experience, a wealth of experience
    The veteran goalkeeper will bring a wealth of experience to the team.

    2 the things that have happened to you


    We're in for a difficult couple of weeks, if past experience is anything to go by.
    | direct, first-hand, hands-on, personal | subjective
    Experience is subjective and very hard to measure.
    | vicarious
    I love reading: I have an insatiable appetite for vicarious experience.
    | common, shared
    his peers, with whom he shares the common experience of being black in a white society
    | common
    It is a matter of common experience that disorder will increase if things are left to themselves.
    | everyday
    Choose illustrative examples from the children's everyday experience.
    | human
    There are few areas of human experience that have not been written about.
    | sensory


    have | share | draw on, learn by/from/through
    In her book, she draws on her first-hand experience of mental illness. We all learn by experience.
    | be based on
    The book is based on personal experience.


    suggest sth, teach (sb) sth
    Experience has taught me that life can be very unfair.


    by/from ~
    We know from experience that hot objects are painful to touch.
    | in sb's ~
    In my experience, very few people really understand the problem.
    | ~ of
    He has direct experience of poverty.

    3 event/activity that affects you


    enjoyable, exhilarating, good, interesting, liberating, pleasant, rewarding, unforgettable, valuable | bad, harrowing, painful, traumatic, unnerving, unsettling
    I had a bad experience with fireworks once.
    | hair-raising, nerve-racking
    a hair-raising experience of white-water rafting
    | humbling, salutary, sobering | personal, subjective | common, shared
    The use of drama can motivate students by allowing them to share a common experience.
    | common
    It is a common experience to feel that an author writes well, without being able to say why.
    | real-life | past | childhood, early, formative
    Early experiences shape the way we face up to and deal with crises in later life.
    | educational, learning | mystical, religious, visionary | psychic | sexual | near-death


    enjoy, go through, have, undergo
    She has been through a very traumatic experience. I think you will enjoy the experience of taking part in the show.
    | come through, get over
    It could take him years to get over this experience.
    | describe, recount, talk about | share, swap
    Does anyone have any experiences?good or bad?that they would like to share with the group?
    | relive
    Reliving past experiences can release powerful feelings that have been pent up too long.
    | be based on
    The novel is based on his experiences in the war.


    quite an experience
    It was quite an experience being involved in making a television programme.


    actually | directly, first-hand
    He hadn't directly experienced the fighting in the city. people who have actually experienced these problems first-hand
    | subjectively

    Concise English dictionary

    +the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    +the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    +an event as apprehended
    +go or live through
    +have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
    +go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
    +undergo an emotional sensation