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sorrow

noun [C/U]  /ˈsɑr·oʊ, ˈsɔr-/ us  
a feeling of great sadness or regret, or something that causes this feeling: [U] The English language does not contain the words to express the sorrow I feel.
Translations of “sorrow”
in Korean 슬픔…
in Arabic حُزن…
in French chagrin…
in Turkish keder, elem, üzüntü…
in Italian tristezza, dolore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 悲痛,傷心,悔恨, 傷心事,不幸…
in Russian печаль…
in Polish smutek, żal…
in Spanish pena, pesar, dolor…
in Portuguese pesar, tristeza, aflição…
in German der Kummer…
in Catalan tristesa, pena…
in Japanese 悲しみ, 悲哀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 悲痛,伤心,悔恨, 伤心事,不幸…
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