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frank

adjective uk   /fræŋk/ us  
honest, sincere, and telling the truth, even when this might be awkward or make other people uncomfortable: a full and frank discussion There followed a frank exchange of views. The magazine, which gives frank advice about sex and romance, is aimed at the teenage market. To be perfectly frank with you, I don't think she's the woman for the job.

frank

verb [T] uk   /fræŋk/ us  
to print a mark on a stamp so that the stamp cannot be used again, or to print a mark on an envelope to show that the cost of sending it has been paid
Translations of “frank”
in Korean 솔직한…
in Arabic صَريْح…
in French franc…
in Turkish samimi, içten, dürüst…
in Italian franco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 坦率的,坦誠的, 直言不諱的…
in Russian откровенный…
in Polish szczery…
in Spanish franco…
in Portuguese franco, direto…
in German offen…
in Catalan franc…
in Japanese 率直な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坦率的,坦诚的, 直言不讳的…
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