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lesson

noun [C]  /ˈles·ən/ us  
a period of time during which something is taught: Have you ever taken piano lessons? A lesson is also a useful piece of information learned through experience: Losing his job was a lesson he never forgot.
Translations of “lesson”
in Korean 수업…
in Arabic دَرْس…
in French leçon…
in Turkish ders saati, ders…
in Italian lezione…
in Chinese (Traditional) (一節)課, 經驗,教訓…
in Russian урок, занятие, предостережение…
in Polish lekcja…
in Spanish clase, lección, lectura…
in Portuguese lição, aula…
in German die Stunde, die Lektion, die Lesung…
in Catalan lliçó, classe…
in Japanese 授業, レッスン…
in Chinese (Simplified) (一节)课, 经验,教训…
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