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city

noun [C]  /ˈsɪt̬·i/ us  
a place where many people live, with many houses, stores, businesses, etc., and which is bigger than a town: Canadians have built big, pleasant, and livable cities. When their team won the World Series, the whole city celebrated. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand.
Translations of “city”
in Korean 도시…
in Arabic مَدينة…
in French grande ville, ville épiscopale…
in Turkish şehir…
in Italian città, metropoli…
in Chinese (Traditional) 市鎮, 市,城市,都市, (英國有大教堂的)特許市…
in Russian город…
in Polish miasto…
in Spanish ciudad…
in Portuguese cidade, metrópole…
in German die (Groß-)Stadt…
in Catalan ciutat…
in Japanese 都市…
in Chinese (Simplified) 市镇, 市,城市,都市, (英国有大教堂的)特许市…
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