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nostalgia

noun [U]  us   /nɑˈstæl·dʒə, nə-/  /nəˈstɑl-/
a feeling of pleasure and sometimes slight sadness at the same time as you think about things that happened in the past: Hearing her voice again filled him with nostalgia.
nostalgic
adjective  us   /nɑˈstæl·dʒɪk, nə-/  /nəˈstɑl-/
Jenny grew nostalgic for home on Thanksgiving Day.
Translations of “nostalgia”
in Arabic حَنين, نوستالجيا…
in Korean 향수…
in Malaysian nostalgia…
in French nostalgie…
in Turkish geçmişe duyulan aşırı özlem, nostalji…
in Italian nostalgia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對往事的懷念,懷舊,念舊…
in Russian ностальгия…
in Polish nostalgia…
in Vietnamese lòng hoài cổ…
in Spanish nostalgia…
in Portuguese nostalgia…
in Thai ความคิดถึง, อดีต…
in German die Nostalgie…
in Catalan nostàlgia…
in Japanese ノスタルジア…
in Indonesian nostalgia…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对往事的怀念,怀旧,念旧…
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