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sea

noun [C/U]  /si/ us  
a large area of salt water that is partly or completely surrounded by land, or the salt water that covers most of the surface of the earth: [C] the Caribbean/Mediterranean Sea [C] The seas are filled with creatures we know nothing about. If you travel by sea, you go in a ship.
Translations of “sea”
in Korean 바다…
in Arabic بَحْر…
in French mer, marin…
in Turkish deniz…
in Italian mare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海,海洋, 海(指月球表面的廣闊平坦地區,過去被認爲是海)…
in Russian море…
in Polish morze, ocean…
in Spanish mar…
in Portuguese mar…
in German das Meer, Meeres-…, die See…
in Catalan mar…
in Japanese 海…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海,海洋, 海(指月球表面的广阔平坦地区,过去被认为是海)…
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