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Christian

adjective uk   us   /ˈkrɪs.tʃən/ /-ti.ən/
of or belonging to the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ: a Christian charity/organization the Christian faith used to describe a person or action that is good, kind, helpful, etc.
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Christian

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈkrɪs.tʃən/ /-ti.ən/
someone who believes in and follows the teachings of Jesus Christ
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Translations of “Christian”
in Arabic مَسيحي…
in Korean 기독교인…
in Malaysian pengikut Kristian…
in French chrétien/-ienne…
in Turkish Hristiyan…
in Italian cristiano…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基督教的, 仁慈的, 友好的…
in Russian христианин…
in Polish chrześcija-nin/nka…
in Vietnamese người theo đạo Cơ đốc…
in Spanish cristiano…
in Portuguese cristão, cristã…
in Thai คริสตศาสนิกชน…
in German der/die Christ(in)…
in Catalan cristià, -ana…
in Japanese キリスト教徒…
in Indonesian orang Kristen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基督教的, 仁慈的, 友好的…
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