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national anthem

noun [C]  /ˈnæʃ·ə·nəl ˈæn·θəm/ us  
a country’s official song, often played on public occasions
Translations of “national anthem”
in Korean 국가…
in Arabic النَّشيد الوَطَني…
in Portuguese hino nacional…
in Catalan himne nacional…
in Japanese 国歌…
in Italian inno nazionale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國歌…
in Russian государственный гимн…
in Turkish millî/ulusal marş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国歌…
in Polish hymn państwowy…
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