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metropolis

noun [C] uk   /məˈtrɒp.əl.ɪs/  us   /-ˈtrɑː.pəl-/ formal
a very large city, often the most important city in a large area or country: Soon afterwards he left to begin his career in the metropolis. a sprawling/bustling/modern metropolis
Translations of “metropolis”
in Vietnamese thủ đô…
in Spanish metrópoli…
in Thai มหานคร…
in Malaysian metropolis…
in French métropole…
in German die Hauptstadt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大城市,大都會, 首府, 首都…
in Indonesian kota besar…
in Russian крупный город, столица…
in Turkish büyük şehir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大城市,大都会, 首府, 首都…
in Polish metropolia…
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