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arena

noun [C] uk   /əˈriː.nə/ us  

arena noun [C] (PLACE)

a large, flat area surrounded by seats used for sports or entertainment: an Olympic/a sports arena

arena noun [C] (ACTIVITY)

an activity that involves argument and discussion: After 30 years in the political arena, our local member of parliament is retiring next year.
Translations of “arena”
in Korean 영역, 장…
in Arabic حَلَبة, ساحة…
in French arène…
in Turkish düz alan, saha arena, eğlence alanı…
in Italian arena…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地方, (體育比賽或表演用的)場地,競技場,劇場…
in Russian арена…
in Polish arena…
in Spanish arena…
in Portuguese arena, estádio…
in German die Arena…
in Catalan estadi…
in Japanese 競技場, アリーナ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地方, (体育比赛或表演用的)场地,竞技场,剧场…
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