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ferry

noun [C]  us   /ˈfer·i/
a boat or ship for taking passengers and often vehicles across an area of water, esp. as a regular service: There’s no bridge around here, but you can take a ferry across the river.

ferry

verb [T always + adv/prep]  us   /ˈfer·i/
to transport someone or something repeatedly or regularly: As parents, we seem to spend most of our time ferrying the kids to and from their friendshomes.
Translations of “ferry”
in Arabic عَبَّارة…
in Korean 페리, 여객선…
in Malaysian menyeberangkan…
in French (faire) traverser…
in Turkish feribot, araba vapuru…
in Italian traghetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指定期的)渡船,渡輪…
in Russian паром…
in Polish prom…
in Vietnamese chuyên chở (bằng phà)…
in Spanish transportar…
in Portuguese balsa, barca…
in Thai รับส่งข้ามฟาก…
in German übersetzen…
in Catalan ferri…
in Japanese フェリー…
in Indonesian mengangkut…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指定期的)渡船,轮渡…
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