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dozen

noun [C]  /ˈdʌz·ən/ us  
a group or collection of twelve: a dozen eggs I brought home a half dozen/half a dozen (= six) eggs.
Translations of “dozen”
in Korean 다스, 12개짜리 한 묶음…
in Arabic دُزَيْنة, دَستة (مصر)…
in French douzaine…
in Turkish düzine…
in Italian dozzina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 十二個,一打…
in Russian дюжина…
in Polish tuzin…
in Spanish docena…
in Portuguese dúzia…
in German das Dutzend…
in Catalan dotzena…
in Japanese ダース, 12(個、人など)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 十二个,一打…
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