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both

pronoun, adjective [not gradable]  /boʊθ/ us  
used to refer to two people or things together: Would you like milk or sugar or both in your coffee? If both parents work, who will care for the kids? Are both of us invited, or just you? Keep both hands on the steering wheel.
Translations of “both”
in Korean 둘 다…
in Arabic كِلا…
in French tous (les) deux…
in Turkish herikisi…
in Italian entrambi, entrambe…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兩個, 兩者, 雙方…
in Russian оба, и тот и другой…
in Polish oba…
in Spanish ambos…
in Portuguese ambos, -as, os dois…
in German beide…
in Catalan tots dos, totes dues…
in Japanese 両方, 双方…
in Chinese (Simplified) 两个, 两者, 双方…
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