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grandparent

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡræn.peə.rənt/ us    /-per.ənt/
A2 the father or mother of a person's father or mother
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in Korean 조부모…
in Arabic جَدّ, جَدّة…
in Portuguese avô, avó…
in Catalan avi, àvia…
in Japanese 祖父, 祖母, 祖父母…
in Italian nonno, nonna…
in Chinese (Traditional) (外)祖父, (外)祖母…
in Russian дедушка, бабушка…
in Turkish dede veya nine, büyük baba veya büyük anne…
in Chinese (Simplified) (外)祖父, (外)祖母…
in Polish dziadek, babcia, ≈ dziadkowie…
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