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napkin

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈnæp.kɪn/ (UK also serviette)
B2 a small square piece of cloth or paper, used while you are eating to protect your clothes or to clean your mouth or fingers
Translations of “napkin”
in Arabic فوطة المائدة…
in Korean 냅킨…
in Malaysian kain kesat tangan, napkin, kain lampin…
in French serviette (de table), couche…
in Turkish peçete…
in Italian tovagliolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 餐巾, 餐巾紙…
in Russian салфетка…
in Polish serwetka…
in Vietnamese khăn ăn…
in Spanish servilleta, pañal…
in Portuguese guardanapo…
in Thai ผ้าเช็ดปาก, ผ้าอ้อม…
in German die Serviette, die Windel…
in Catalan tovalló…
in Japanese (食事用の)ナプキン…
in Indonesian serbet makan, popok…
in Chinese (Simplified) 餐巾, 餐巾纸…
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