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napkin

noun [C]  /ˈnæp·kɪn/ ( Cdn Br serviette) us  
a piece of cloth or paper used at meals to protect your clothes and to clean your lips or fingers
Translations of “napkin”
in Korean 냅킨…
in Arabic فوطة المائدة…
in French serviette (de table), couche…
in Turkish peçete…
in Italian tovagliolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 餐巾, 餐巾紙…
in Russian салфетка…
in Polish serwetka…
in Spanish servilleta, pañal…
in Portuguese guardanapo…
in German die Serviette, die Windel…
in Catalan tovalló…
in Japanese (食事用の)ナプキン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 餐巾, 餐巾纸…
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