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famousadjective

 us   /ˈfeɪ·məs/
known by very many or most people: a famous actor/singer Marie Curie is famous for discovering radium.
Translations of “famous”
in Korean 유명한…
in Arabic مَشْهور…
in Portuguese famoso…
in Catalan famós…
in Japanese 有名な…
in Italian famoso, noto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 著名的, 出名的, 有名的…
in Russian знаменитый…
in Turkish meşhur, ünlü, tanınmış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 著名的, 出名的, 有名的…
in Polish słynny…
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