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cockroach

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒk.rəʊtʃ/  us   /ˈkɑːk.roʊtʃ/
a flat brown or black insect sometimes found in the home
Translations of “cockroach”
in Arabic صُرصار…
in Korean 바퀴벌레…
in Malaysian lipas…
in French blatte…
in Turkish hamam böceği…
in Italian scarafaggio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蟑螂…
in Russian таракан…
in Polish karaluch…
in Vietnamese con gián…
in Spanish cucaracha…
in Portuguese barata…
in Thai แมลงสาบ…
in German die Küchenschabe, die Kackerlake…
in Catalan escarabat de cuina…
in Japanese ゴキブリ…
in Indonesian lipas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蟑螂…
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