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kung fu

noun [U]  /ˈkʌŋ ˈfu/ us  
a method of fighting without weapons that involves using your hands and feet
Translations of “kung fu”
in Chinese (Traditional) 功夫(中國拳術)…
in Russian кун-фу…
in Turkish kung fu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 功夫(中国拳术)…
in Polish kung-fu…
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