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canal

noun [C]  /kəˈnæl/ us  
a channel of water artificially made for boats to travel through or to carry water from one area to another: Today, the canal is still used by ships.
Translations of “canal”
in Korean 운하…
in Arabic قَناة…
in French canal…
in Turkish kanal, su kanalı…
in Italian canale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 運河, 渠…
in Russian канал…
in Polish kanał…
in Spanish canal, tubo…
in Portuguese canal…
in German der Kanal, die Röhre…
in Catalan canal…
in Japanese 運河, 水路…
in Chinese (Simplified) 运河, 渠…
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