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New Year

noun [C usually singular] (also new year) uk   us  
the beginning of the year that is about to begin or has just begun: I'm spending New Year (= the first days of the new year) in Scotland with my parents. We'll have to wait until the new year before we can make any definite plans. Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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in Korean 새해…
in Arabic رأس السنة…
in Portuguese Ano-Novo…
in Catalan Any Nou…
in Japanese 新年…
in Italian l’Anno Nuovo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 新年…
in Russian Новый год…
in Turkish yeni yıl…
in Chinese (Simplified) 新年…
in Polish Nowy Rok…
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