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donkey

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɒŋ.ki/  us   /ˈdɑːŋ-/
B1 an animal like a small horse with long ears
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in Arabic حِمار…
in Korean 당나귀…
in Malaysian keldai, orang bodoh…
in French âne, ânesse, imbécile…
in Turkish eşek, merkep…
in Italian asino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 驢…
in Russian осел…
in Polish osioł…
in Vietnamese con lừa, người ngu ngốc…
in Spanish burro, tonto, imbécil…
in Portuguese asno, burro…
in Thai ลา, คนโง่…
in German der Esel…
in Catalan ase…
in Japanese ロバ…
in Indonesian keledai, bodoh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 驴…
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