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sun

noun [U]  us   /sʌn/
the star around which the earth moves and that provides light and heat for the earth: The sun is the center of our solar system. Sun also means the light or heat that the earth receives from this star: Sit in the sun where it’s a lot warmer.

sun

verb [I/T]  us   /sʌn/ (-nn-)
to lie or sit somewhere where there is a lot of sun, esp. in order to make your skin darker: [T] All morning, the cat sunned herself on the stone wall.
Translations of “sun”
in Arabic شَمْس…
in Korean 햇빛…
in Malaysian matahari, bintang, sinar matahari…
in French soleil…
in Turkish pazar, pazar günü…
in Italian sole…
in Chinese (Traditional) 周日,星期天…
in Russian воскресенье…
in Polish niedz. (= = niedziela)…
in Vietnamese mặt trời, định tinh, ánh mặt trời…
in Spanish sol…
in Portuguese sol…
in Thai ดวงอาทิตย์, ดาวฤกษ์, แสงอาทิตย์…
in German die Sonne…
in Catalan sol…
in Japanese 日光…
in Indonesian matahari, sinar matahari…
in Chinese (Simplified) 周日,星期天…
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