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apprenticenoun [C]

uk   /əˈpren.tɪs/  us   /-t̬ɪs/
someone who has agreed to work for a skilled person for a particular period of time and often for low payment, in order to learn that person's skills: Most of the work was done by apprentices. an apprentice carpenter

apprenticeverb [T usually passive]

uk   /əˈpren.tɪs/  us   /-t̬ɪs/ old-fashioned
to make someone an apprentice: Michelangelo was apprenticed to Ghirlandaio in Florence for three years.
Translations of “apprentice”
in Vietnamese người học việc…
in Spanish aprendiz…
in Thai ผู้ฝึกงาน…
in Malaysian perantis…
in French apprenti/-ie…
in German der/die Auszubildende(r)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 學徒, 徒弟…
in Indonesian magang…
in Russian ученик…
in Turkish çırak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 学徒, 徒弟…
in Polish praktykant/ka…
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