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kind

adjective uk   /kaɪnd/ us  
A2 generous, helpful, and thinking about other people's feelings: She's a very kind and thoughtful person. It's very kind of you to help us. Please be kind to your sister! formal Would you be kind enough to/so kind as to close the door? (= please would you do this) not causing harm or damage: kind to the environment This soap is kinder to the skin.
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in Korean 종류…
in Arabic نَوْع…
in French sorte, espèce…
in Turkish tür, çeşit…
in Italian genere, tipo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寬容的, 有益的, 體貼的…
in Russian род, тип, сорт…
in Polish rodzaj…
in Spanish tipo, género, clase…
in Portuguese tipo, espécie…
in German die Art…
in Catalan classe, mena…
in Japanese 種類…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宽容的, 有益的, 体贴的…
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