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affection

noun [C/U]  us   /əˈfek·ʃən/
a feeling of liking someone or something: [U] Pets should be treated with affection. [U] Harriet felt great affection for him.
Translations of “affection”
in Arabic عاطِفة…
in Korean 애정…
in Malaysian kesukaan…
in French affection…
in Turkish sevgi, şefkât, düşkünlük…
in Italian affetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 喜愛, 鍾愛, 摯愛…
in Russian привязанность…
in Polish uczucie…
in Vietnamese yêu mến…
in Spanish afecto, cariño…
in Portuguese afeto…
in Thai ความรักใคร่…
in German die Zuneigung…
in Catalan afecte…
in Japanese 愛情, 愛情表現…
in Indonesian kasih sayang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 喜爱, 钟爱, 挚爱…
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