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letter

noun [C]  us   /ˈlet̬·ər/

letter noun [C] (MESSAGE)

a written or printed message from one person to another, usually put in an envelope and delivered as mail: I got a letter from the bank this morning.

letter noun [C] (SYMBOL)

any of the set of symbols used to write a language, in many languages, representing a sound in the language: She wrote her name on the board in large letters.
Translations of “letter”
in Arabic رِسالة, حَرْف…
in Korean 편지, 글자…
in Malaysian huruf, surat…
in French lettre…
in Turkish mektup, harf…
in Italian lettera…
in Chinese (Traditional) 資訊, 信,信件…
in Russian письмо, буква…
in Polish list, litera…
in Vietnamese chữ cái, thư…
in Spanish letra, carta…
in Portuguese carta, letra…
in Thai ตัวอักษร, จดหมาย…
in German der Buchstabe, der Brief…
in Catalan carta, lletra…
in Japanese 手紙, 文字…
in Indonesian huruf, surat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信息, 信,信件…
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