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prison

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈprɪz·ən/
a building where criminals are kept as a punishment: [U] He was sent to prison for life.
Translations of “prison”
in Arabic سِجْن…
in Korean 감옥…
in Malaysian penjara…
in French prison…
in Turkish hapishane, mahpushane…
in Italian prigione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 監獄, 監禁,關押, 關押制度…
in Russian тюрьма…
in Polish więzienie…
in Vietnamese nhà tù…
in Spanish prisión, cárcel…
in Portuguese prisão, cadeia…
in Thai คุก…
in German das Gefängnis…
in Catalan presó…
in Japanese 刑務所, 拘置所…
in Indonesian penjara…
in Chinese (Simplified) 监狱, 监禁,关押, 关押制度…
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