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angel

noun [C] uk   /ˈeɪn.dʒəl/ us  
B1 a spiritual being in some religions who is believed to be a messenger of God, usually represented as having a human form with wings: According to the Bible, an angel told Mary that she would have God's son, Jesus. someone who is very good, helpful, or kind: Be an angel and help me with this. [as form of address] used when speaking to someone you like very much and know very well: What's the matter, angel? Come along, my angels, time for bed.
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in Korean 천사…
in Arabic مَلاك…
in French ange…
in Turkish melek, melek gibi kişi, çok iyi insan…
in Italian angelo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 天使, (善良、樂於助人的)安琪兒, 善人…
in Russian ангел, добрейшее существо…
in Polish anioł…
in Spanish ángel…
in Portuguese anjo…
in German der Engel…
in Catalan àngel…
in Japanese 天使…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天使, (善良、乐于助人的)安琪儿, 善人…
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