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n't

uk   us   /-ənt/
short form of not: didn't mustn't
Translations of “n't”
in Russian сокращ. от not…
in Turkish olumsuzluk eki 'not' sözcüğünün kısa yazılışı…
in Chinese (Simplified) (数学中的)未知数,不定数…
in Polish -…
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