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fun

noun [U]  /fʌn/ us  
pleasure, enjoyment, amusement, or someone or something that causes this: Everybody had a lot of fun at the party. It’s no fun having to work on Saturdays. He studies French just for fun/for the fun of it. I only said it in fun (= as a joke).

fun

adjective [not gradable]  /fʌn/ infml us  
enjoyable: Going camping would be a really fun thing to do. Cindy is a fun person (= enjoyable to be with).
Translations of “fun”
in Korean 재미…
in Arabic مَرَح…
in French plaisir…
in Turkish eğlence, zevk…
in Italian divertimento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快樂, 樂趣, 享受…
in Russian удовольствие, развлечение…
in Polish zabawa…
in Spanish diversión…
in Portuguese prazer, diversão…
in German der Spaß…
in Catalan diversió…
in Japanese 楽しみ, おもしろいこと…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快乐, 乐趣, 享受…
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