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almostadverb

uk   /ˈɔːl.məʊst/  us   /ˈɑːl.moʊst/
A2 nearly: She's almost 30. It was almost six o'clock when he left. I almost wish I hadn't invited him. It'll cost almost as much to repair it as it would to buy a new one. Almost all the passengers on the ferry were French. They'll almost certainly forget to do it. The town was almost entirely destroyed during the war. We were bitten by mosquitoes almost every night. The boat sank almost immediately after it had struck the rock. Most artists find it almost impossible to make a living from art alone.
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in Arabic تَقريباً…
in Korean 거의…
in Malaysian hampir…
in French presque…
in Turkish hemen hemen, neredeyse, az kalsın…
in Italian quasi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幾乎,差不多,差一點,將近…
in Russian почти…
in Polish prawie…
in Vietnamese gần như…
in Spanish casi…
in Portuguese quase…
in Thai เกือบจะ…
in German fast, beinahe…
in Catalan gairebé…
in Japanese ほとんど, 危うく, ほぼ…
in Indonesian hampir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 几乎,差不多,差一点,将近…
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