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suddenadjective

 us   /ˈsʌd·ən/
happening or done quickly or unexpectedly: The cyclist lowered his head and put on a sudden burst of speed.
Translations of “sudden”
in Arabic مُفاجىء…
in Korean 갑작스런…
in Malaysian tiba-tiba…
in French soudain…
in Turkish ani, beklenmedik, apansız…
in Italian improvviso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然的,忽然的, 意外的…
in Russian внезапный…
in Polish nagły, gwałtowny…
in Vietnamese thình lình…
in Spanish súbito, repentino…
in Portuguese repentino, súbito…
in Thai ทันทีทันใด…
in German plötzlich…
in Catalan sobtat, inesperat…
in Japanese 突然の, 急な…
in Indonesian mendadak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然的,忽然的, 意外的…
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