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mile

noun [C]  us   /mɑɪl/ (abbreviation mi.)
a unit of measurement of distance equal to 1760 yards or 1.6 kilometers Miles can mean a very long distance: They live way out in the country, miles from anywhere.
Translations of “mile”
in Arabic ميل…
in Korean 마일…
in Malaysian batu…
in French mille…
in Turkish mil…
in Italian miglio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 英里(長度單位,相當於1760碼或1.6公里)…
in Russian миля…
in Polish mila…
in Vietnamese dặm…
in Spanish milla…
in Portuguese milha…
in Thai ไมล์ (เป็นหน่วยวัดความยาว)…
in German die Meile…
in Catalan milla…
in Japanese マイル(約1.6Km)…
in Indonesian mil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英里(长度单位,相当于1760码或1.6公里)…
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