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lieutenant

noun [C] uk   /lefˈten.ənt/  us   /luː-/
(also Lieutenant) (the title of) an officer of middle rank in the armed forces: first/second lieutenant He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Lieutenant Woods/Charles Woods [as form of address] Yes, Lieutenant.
Translations of “lieutenant”
in Arabic مُلازِم…
in Korean 중위…
in Malaysian leftenan…
in French lieutenant, second…
in Turkish teğmen…
in Italian tenente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中尉…
in Russian лейтенант…
in Polish porucznik…
in Vietnamese trung úy, đại úy hải quân…
in Spanish teniente, alférez de navío…
in Portuguese tenente…
in Thai ร้อยโท, เรือโท…
in German der Leutnant, der Kapitänleutnant…
in Catalan tinent, -a…
in Japanese (陸、海、空軍の)中尉、少尉…
in Indonesian letnan, perwira…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中尉…
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