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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 Korean 바퀴벌레…
in Arabic صُرصار…
in French blatte…
in Turkish hamam böceği…
in Italian scarafaggio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蟑螂…
in Russian таракан…
in Polish karaluch…
in Spanish cucaracha…
in Portuguese barata…
in German die Küchenschabe, die Kackerlake…
in Catalan escarabat de cuina…
in Japanese ゴキブリ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蟑螂…
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