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beside

preposition uk   /bɪˈsaɪd/ us  
A2 at the side of, next to: Come and sit here beside me. Our school was built right beside a river. compared to another person or thing: Those books seem very dull beside this one.be beside the point C2 to be in no way connected to the subject that is being discussed: Let's stick to discussing whether the road should be built at all. The exact cost is beside the point.
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in Korean 옆에…
in Arabic بِجانِب…
in French auprès de, à côté de…
in Turkish yanında, yanıbaşında…
in Italian accanto a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在…旁邊, 在…附近, 與…相比…
in Russian рядом…
in Polish przy, obok, koło…
in Spanish junto a, al lado de…
in Portuguese ao lado de, perto de…
in German neben, im Vergleich zu…
in Catalan al costat de…
in Japanese ~の横に, ~の隣に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在…旁边, 在…附近, 与…相比…
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