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neighbour

noun [C] uk ( US neighbor)   /ˈneɪ.bər/ us    /-bɚ/
A2 someone who lives very close to you: Some of the neighbours have complained about the noise from our party. Have you met Pat, my next-door neighbour?B1 a country that is next to another country: The relationship between Scotland and its southern neighbour (= England) has not always been peaceful.
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in Korean 이웃…
in Arabic جار…
in French voisin/-ine…
in Turkish komşu, yakındaki, yanıbaşındaki şey/kimse…
in Italian vicino, -a di casa, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鄰居, 鄰邦,鄰國…
in Russian сосед…
in Polish sąsiad/ka, sąsiad…
in Spanish vecino…
in Portuguese vizinho, -a…
in German der/die Nachbar(in)…
in Catalan veí, veïna, company…
in Japanese 近所の人, 隣(近く)にあるもの、人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 邻居, 邻邦,邻国…
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