英 [ˈfɒrən] 美 [ˈfɔ:rən]
形容词 外国的，外交的; 外来的; 不相干的; [医]异质的
1. The oculist removed a foreign object from his eye.
2. The younger members of most American families don't like foreign food.
3. He likes collecting foreign stamps.
4. Unkindness is foreign to his nature.
5. Deception was foreign to his nature.
1. Foreign business schools dominate the top end of the market, and the majority of Chinese business schools are at the bottom of the pyramid.
2. China also sometimes requires foreign companies seeking to do business in the country to take on a local firm as a partner.
3. Foreign advertising agencies must forge closer understanding of local business culture to stay in the game.
4. Learning a foreign language has become a serious business for people in China - not least for its leading figures.
5. She was responding to complaints from foreign lawyers that China should open the market wider and relax restrictions on their business including practicing law.
6. Qin also reiterated that foreign Internet operators should respect Chinese law while doing business in the country.
7. The Beijing municipal government yesterday denied reports in the foreign media that said it had stopped issuing official invitation letters for business visas to foreigners.
8. This development has helped the domestic banks to expand their loan portfolios to multinationals and provided a business boost for foreign banks operating in China.
9. Insiders also believe foreign investors bring new business methods to China, enhancing the entire industry.
10. Oslo Chamber of Commerce is an independent business organization that offers extensive assistance to both local and foreign companies.
Something or someone that is foreign comes from or relates to a country that is not your own.
e.g. ...in Frankfurt, where a quarter of the population is foreign...
e.g. She was on her first foreign holiday without her parents.
In politics and journalism, foreign is used to describe people, jobs, and activities relating to countries that are not the country of the person or government concerned.
e.g. ...the German foreign minister...
e.g. I am the foreign correspondent in Washington of La Tribuna newspaper of Honduras.
A foreign object is something that has got into something else, usually by accident, and should not be there.
e.g. The patient's immune system would reject the transplanted organ as a foreign object.