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paint

noun [C/U]  /peɪnt/ us  
a colored liquid that is put on a surface to protect or decorate it: [C] acrylic/oil paints [U] We need some white paint for the kitchen.

paint

verb [I/T]  /peɪnt/ us  
Someone who paints may make a picture by using paints: [I] She always loved to paint.
Translations of “paint”
in Korean 페인트…
in Arabic دِهان…
in French (de) peinture…
in Turkish boya…
in Italian vernice, tinta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 油漆,塗料…
in Russian краска…
in Polish farba…
in Spanish pintura…
in Portuguese tinta…
in German die Farbe, Farb-……
in Catalan pintura…
in Japanese ペンキ, 絵の具…
in Chinese (Simplified) 油漆,涂料…
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